Jonathan Hooper

Cardigan Road, Hyde Park, Leeds (green)

61 x 76 cm


“My recent paintings show the residential architecture of the suburbs to the north-west of Leeds: Victorian stone houses, red-brick terraces, and twentieth century semi-detached houses. I am not drawn to grand buildings, nor to scenes of urban decay: I want to show directly the beauty and individuality of the built landscapes around us, the places where we live. Colour is central to my work: I aim for an emotional atmosphere that mirrors the character of the subject rather than imitating its visual appearance.”