Thursday, 28 March 2013

Jeremy Annear @ Messum's 2013

Jeremy Annear

I have featured artist Jeremy Annear in my blogspot before and I happy to highlight his forthcoming show at Messum's, Cork Street from the 10th April to 27th April 2013.

I was fortunate to be contacted by Jeremy Annear and he kindly sent me a copy of the show catalogue which can also be purchased via Messum's website.

It is a worthy purchase and contains a wonderful collection of his work which is a visual delight.

As I have said before one has to see his work in the flesh to fully appreciate the textures,colours,tones and the magnificent movement created by his masterful  use of forms and shapes.

Whether it be a large canvas or a small cameo work on a piece of driftwood once you discover his work I am certain like me you will simply wish to someday own a piece.

To view more of his work please click here to visit the Messum's website and a comprehensive collection of his work.

For those who like his style then you might consider my homage to the artist - Maritime Blues II - various paints on marine plywood.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Polly @ Riverside Gallery

Polly who recently left the gloss Gallery, Exeter where I enjoyed a great show last year, is now managing/curating at Riverside Gallery, Barnes, London.

She has kindly invited me to participate in the forthcoming spring show and I am furiously putting some work together and have been practising with some constructivist/relief work one of which you will see at the bottom of this page.

Should you find yourself in Barnes please feel free to visit the gallery. As my spiritual home due to a miss spent youth a thousand summers ago remember Barnes is a particularly wonderful place to visit so please enjoy the gallery and some great places to eat and drink!

Portland Quarry No2

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Sunday, 10 March 2013

New work - Cranborne III

Cranborne Landscape III

Various paints on wood board
Set floating in a real wood box frame behind glass

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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Keith Vaughan

For nearly 25 years I had regularly visited North Ferriby, Humberside where my Wife’s parents live. From there we would pop into Hull and never thought to visit the City’s Ferens Art Gallery.

Four years ago due to a family deluge for Gael’s parents 50th wedding anniversary we stayed in a hotel in St Andrews dock opposite the city centre and the next morning we wandered in to the City and decided to finally go into the gallery.

Well bless my soul – within their resident collection there were so many works of my favourite artists that I could not believe that for 25 years I had literally walked past this collection ignorant of its existence.

Ben Nicholson – Terry Frost – Peter Lanyon – Paul Nash – William Scott – Patrick Heron were all there – however one painting in particular stood out for me and that was ‘Coast Defences’ by Keith Vaughan whose work I knew little about.

Thereafter I was spurred on to find out as much as I could and I have continually sought out and visited galleries where I could view his work.

Sometimes haunting they are stirring and as you find out more about the artist, his inner turmoil and the simply tragic end to his life one understands how his artwork reflects and represents his life.

For those who wish to find out more about the artist please click here as a place to start