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"Oruro, an important railway and tin mining town, was not in itself very exciting, but set on the edge of a large shallow lake, with its flamingoes, this area on the Altiplano of barren landscape where the air is so clear you can see for miles, gave the place a strange beauty all of its own.

When I finished painting this picture of the marshes at the edge of the lake near Oruru, a boy who had been watching me, went and got a large key and opened up the church so I could see inside. The walls were draped with red and yellow cloth, it was quite dark and smelled quite musty." - MH

Church near Oruro, 1971

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints: Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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