Chris Crane

Much of Chris’s inspiration comes from wildlife, this is where the idea for a piece of artwork can often start: an encounter with a hare, momentarily frozen before it flies across a clearing into the safety of the dunes; coming across a stag, which silently vanishes into the backdrop of the forest; or watching the dynamic grace of a falcon as it chases pigeons from the sea cliffs, or the entwined play of otters as they weave through lily ponds.

He first captures images in charcoal or ink, before he starts developing the artistic process before creating forms by arranging and merging pieces of steel. Chris works mainly with reclaimed steel objects, rusty tools that have languished at the back of a shed, bits of metal that have washed up onto the beach, old farming equipment, and other remnants of the area’s industrial past.

wren
Reclaimed steel

15 x 12 x 9 cm

£154
Wren on Gear
Ink & wash
152 x 204 mm
£ 120
Young Grey
Reclaimed steel

122 x 29 x 64.5 cm

£2,769
Young Grey
Reclaimed steel

122 x 29 x 64.5 cm

£2,769
Young Grey
Reclaimed steel

122 x 29 x 64.5 cm

£2,769
Young Grey
Reclaimed steel

122 x 29 x 64.5 cm

£2,769
Young Grey
Reclaimed steel

122 x 29 x 64.5 cm

£2,769
Young Grey
Reclaimed steel

122 x 29 x 64.5 cm

£2,769

£2,769
Young Grey
Reclaimed steel

122 x 29 x 64.5 cm

£2,769
Workshop Mouse
Ink & wash
152 x 160 mm
£ 120
Diving Cormorant
Ink & wash
165 x 165 mm
£120
Resting Wings
Reclaimed steel & copper

117 x 114 x 51 cm

£1846
Resting Wings
Reclaimed steel & copper

117 x 114 x 51 cm

£1846
Resting Wings
Reclaimed steel & copper

117 x 114 x 51 cm

£1846
Resting Wings
Reclaimed steel & copper

117 x 114 x 51 cm

£1846
Dawn Leaping Fallow
Reclaimed steel

173 x 162 x 80 cm

£3600
Dawn Leaping Fallow
Reclaimed steel

173 x 162 x 80 cm

£3600
Hermit Crab
Reclaimed steel on oak

47 x 29 x 27 cm

£780
Hermit Crab
Reclaimed steel on oak

47 x 29 x 27 cm

£780
Razor
Metal

£2,700
Drifting Jellyfish
Reclaimed steel on oak

69 x 38 x 21 cm

£935
Drifting Jellyfish
Reclaimed steel on oak

69 x 38 x 21 cm

£935
Drifting Jellyfish
Reclaimed steel on oak

69 x 38 x 21 cm

£935
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Gallery Open:          Easter - September, Tues - Sat (10am - 5pm)
Bank Holiday weekends Sun/Mon (11am - 4pm)
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