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Imagine is set in the Suffolk village of Long Melford.
This is an attempt to record the daily trials, tribulation and pleasure of running an art gallery.

Saturday, 6 January 2018



After finishing the previous post I remembered that there were other paintings that I had
intended to include.
That's a pity it's too late now, I thought.
But rather than wait another couple of months before I was ready to write again I have decided to show them to you while they are still fresh to me and before I had time to forget them again,
even if this means writing even less than usual.


 


Kate Leiper
Is the artist who created the first three paintings shown.
Her paintings are a delight and all have such a strong narrative,
It is little wonder that she is an illustrator of books.
I have always loved her art and it feels great to have something new here to exhibit.





The next artist is someone I have known for sometime now.
Tim Walton
He is an artist whose work many people have seen but without being aware of it
as he has worked extensively in the world of films.
Special affects and backgrounds created by him have appeared in many "blockbuster" movies.
At the time I first met him he was busy creating "skyscapes" for the film version of the musical
'Les Miserables'.
When not working for cinema he returns to his first love of painting.




Tim's landscape paintings are full of drama and have an "old master" feel about them.
To fully appreciate them they  have to be touched as well as seen as he uses different mediums mixed with the paints to give them a texture which helps add to the feeling of great age
that they convey.




This time I was very fortunate as Tim agreed to let me also have his initial 'Study' paintings on paper
which were created before he embarked upon the the very large oil on canvas paintings.




Although much smaller in scale they are wonderful in their own rite.
As you can see they are also different to the finished master painting and I find it very
interesting to see
where his thought process is taking him.

 








Although it is unlikely to happen I really hope that the purchaser of these works takes both the study and the master as I think they need to be seen together to fully appreciate them,
plus it gives an appreciation of the history of the painting.

Anyway that concludes my little "catch up" on the new paintings that we have received during the past month or so, and fortunately for me I haven't had to do much writing.
However that will have to change next time as I have a lot to show and tell about another artist,
on that occasion it will take more than a few words to describe his creation process.