Mr Phil Robinson

I'm a visual artist based in Preston, Lancashire currently working on a collection of paintings to raise awareness of chronic auto-immune disease.

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The Summit

There is a lift at the end of the platform but ascending the railway station is quicker on foot.
Do I climb the stairs or hike to the lift and add an hour to my journey, by which time I'll really be struggling.
Everyday choices become collossal descisions.

The Staircase

The stairs are based on the various sets of steps at Oxford Road railway station in Manchester. They don't look quite like this any more as they have now been refurbished so I had to use some reference images to get them how they are in my head.

The Climber

The climber was intended to be a dual image that linked the stairs and the environment. An explorer with climbing poles and a commuter with walking aids.

The mountains

I wanted to show distance in the scene, an acheivement for reaching the summit.

Lighting

I created a central lighting, high up, brightly lit but fading toward the edges to try and create a sense of an expansive backdrop.

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