St John’s College from Trinity Street, Cambridge

Susan Isaac - St Johns College from Trinity Street, Cambridge I was delighted to learn earlier this month that my painting of Trinity Street, Cambridge had won a Winsor & Newton Award. When I chose the viewpoint for this work, I was partly drawn to the architectural majesty of St John’s College with its castellated Tudor Great Gate, contrasting with stone buildings to left and right. However, my eye was particularly caught by the all-pervading bicycles corralled in groups along the broad pavement ahead of me, with the fine spokes of the bicycle wheels echoing the criss-crossing of winter branches that lace a late afternoon sky. A lowering sun sends a shaft of Indian yellow into the centre of the painting, which, along with the line of the kerb helps to draw the eye in and along the curve of Trinity Street.

About Susan Isaac

Contemporary Artist - painter and ceramic sculptor
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