British contemporary artist Leigh Mulley takes us on a nostalgic trip back to youth and innocence with her hyperrealistic paintings. See her recreations of ice cream trucks, water guns, carnivals, and lollipops using acrylic on canvas that almost look like photos pf the real thing!
As Dazed writes:
There’s a lovely, vintage feel to Mulley’s work as she touches upon the mundane and the loss of glamour many seaside resorts have suffered over the decades by showing us empty rides, unused dinghies and ice cream vans.
There’s also healthy dose of Mulley’s obsession with gadgets, as seen in her water pistol series, in her work.
“Apart from visiting funfairs and amusement arcades for inspiration, I find souvenir shops just brilliant. Generally they are full of loveable junk,” said Mulley.
The familiarity is what first attracts the viewer to the artists work, but it’s the excellent skill in the paintings and composition that really impresses.
Ah, to be young and lost in a carnival with a melting ice cream cone in your hand. Don’t you just miss the feeling? Youth truly is fleeting and Mulley’s work gives us something to hold on to.
Visit Leigh Mulley’s website for more of her paintings.