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Using thick oils to mould and sculpt the scene, Carrick Siddell's take on Brum's space station of a welcome depicts a gloomy day with luminosity, texture and depth. One of a series of works Siddell has completed to record the city right now, Stephenson Street's trams have also warranted a piece, as has the novel reflections that the completion of New Street's bulbous shell has created. Painted at eye level, there's something very familiar about the works, while the Sutton Coldfield based artist's focus on changing light and shadows brings with it a ballsy brightness to every day scenes. Carrick's series is being exhibited at Purple Gallery's Autumn Exhibition, which launched on Saturday and runs through to October. The piece pictured is yours for £895, or can be secured via instalments through the Own Art Scheme, which is rather nice.

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