Patrick Collins (b. 1911, d. 1994)Pool on the Mountain

Size93cm x 72cm
MaterialsOil on canvas
ProvenanceAcquired by UCC Visual Arts Committee from Arbutus Lodge Hotel, 1994

Collins' work is noted for its evocative, painterly qualities. This is a painting that seems almost abstract yet but as the title suggests is a tranquil image of a wet field. Layers of thin paint give a soft tonal effect, culminating in an almost central vortex. His work was rarely based on direct observation; instead, he usually condensed images from memory, leaving out many details, indulging in this case the horizon.