John le Capelain - Landscapes from Jersey
Jersey 31p Stamp issued 1987
We're seeing a regular pattern here, for this painter who lived in Jersey, which is part of the Channel Islands. Once again, he shows a mastery for composing light in this landscape of a well developed harbour - perhaps this is not your typical landscape for a rural outpost in the sea. I like the way light disperses from behind a dark cloud that is fully centred in this painting. The sea appears rough, with an ability to overwhelm people in their small boats.