Geoffrey Key b 1941

Towards the completion of his formal academic studies in the 1960s, Geoffrey Key embarked upon a period of intensive creative study, which was to underpin the evolution of his unique, prolific and boundlessly imaginative artistic expression.

Geoffrey Key: "I wanted to paint one subject continuously for long periods of time and so for twelve months I painted this hill in Glossop (The Whitley Nab, Derbyshire) and produced about six hundred drawings, watercolours and oilsI ended up with wasI think."

During this time of painting the Nab, Glossop, his purpose was to shed all external influences and to discover his own artistic language. His human figure forms have their origin in the field shapes he created during that metamorphic series.

He moved from landscape to painting monumental horses, unlike any other equestrian works these riders and their chargers are the stuff of fantastic dreams.

A central aspect of his work, and an integral theme from the beginning, is the human figure. His proud, powerful figure forms ooze sensuality and reveal Key's sensibility and appreciation of the independent contemporary woman.

In his landscapes, vibrant colour pervades, restrained by a confident handling of line and form. His academic still life paintings are full of masculine assurance. An arrangement of everyday objects could hardly be less ordinary; steel knives, enamel coffee jugs and pepper grinders become beautiful objects of desire.

Geoffrey Key's works touch the viewer on many sensory levels. His fine draughtsmanship and sure handling of colour work alongside his at times bizarre imagination, revealing his joy in creating images that bridge the gap between dream and reality.


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Geoffrey Key - Chair Figure

Geoffrey Key

Chair Figure

Oil on canvas

20 x 16 ins (50.80 x 40.64 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Chariot Rider

Geoffrey Key

Chariot Rider

Oil on Board

36 x 36 ins (91.44 x 91.44 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Conductor with Baton

Geoffrey Key

Conductor with Baton

Oil on canvas

24 x 18 ins (60.96 x 45.72 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Crowned Head

Geoffrey Key

Crowned Head

Oil on canvas

24 x 20 ins (60.96 x 50.80 cms)

Price: £8,750.00

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Geoffrey Key - Garden

Geoffrey Key

Garden

Oil on Board

24 x 36 ins (60.96 x 91.44 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Garden Pond

Geoffrey Key

Garden Pond

Oil on Board

36 x 36 ins (91.44 x 91.44 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Harlequin with Moon

Geoffrey Key

Harlequin with Moon

Oil on canvas

30 x 20 ins (76.20 x 50.80 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Horse and Rider

Geoffrey Key

Horse and Rider

Mixed Media

17 x 14 ins (43.18 x 35.56 cms)

Price: £2,800.00

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Geoffrey Key - Horse and Rider

Geoffrey Key

Horse and Rider

Watercolour

24 x 17 ins (60.96 x 43.18 cms)

Price: £3,750.00

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Geoffrey Key - Nude and Moon

Geoffrey Key

Nude and Moon

Mixed Media

13 x 8½ ins (33.02 x 21.59 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Park Pond

Geoffrey Key

Park Pond

Oil on canvas

24 x 20 ins (60.96 x 50.80 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Path Through The Trees

Geoffrey Key

Path Through The Trees

Mixed Media on Paper

12 x 15 ins (30.48 x 38.10 cms)

Price: £1,850.00

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Geoffrey Key - Pendelton Church

Geoffrey Key

Pendelton Church

Oil on canvas

24 x 30 ins (60.96 x 76.20 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Pendelton, Salford

Geoffrey Key

Pendelton, Salford

Oil on canvas

24 x 30 ins (60.96 x 76.20 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Plant Study

Geoffrey Key

Plant Study

Mixed Media

9¼ x 6¼ ins (23.50 x 15.88 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Riders

Geoffrey Key

Riders

Mixed Media

29½ x 23 ins (74.93 x 58.42 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Wave Figure II

Geoffrey Key

Wave Figure II

Oil on Board

12 x 24 ins (30.48 x 60.96 cms)

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Geoffrey Key - Woman & Birds

Geoffrey Key

Woman & Birds

Ink and Wash

20 x 13 ins (50.80 x 33.02 cms)

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