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'Autumn on The Grand Canal, Venice'  Oil on canvas, 700mm x 500mm
Venice is a magic place, especially for artists, but I was surprised, to say the least, when I discovered the great English painter, JMW Turner, shifted buildings about to achieve what he thought were 'better' compositions.  The city is so visually stimulating for me that painting any part of the city as I saw it was a great experience.