William Percy Weston :: 1879 - 1967

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Period Three :: 1931-1967 :: Part One

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Flotsam, Houseboats in Victoria Harbour
Oil on Canvas 36" x 40", 1934


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About This Work...

Victoria Harbour shows those bits of life and colour found wherever boats are grounded for repairs.(17)

Weston believed that "good art should be universal and unique. It must be founded on experiences common to many." And painting, "being a visual art'must represent something that may be seen." (18)

Although Weston broke away from his early, traditional British training, he was not in favour of the more radical abstract art movements that emerged during his life. In an interview later in his life, Weston described it abstract art as ‘drips and drabs’.(19) Weston valued representational art and wanted the quality and character of his subject to be present in his paintings.(20)