Brian Sinfield Art Gallery
Joint Exhibition: James Kerr and Peter Kettle
Joint Exhibition 18 March 2023 - 1 April 2023
Exhibition 18 March - 1 April
We are thrilled to be holding a joint exhibition featuring new work by James Kerr and Peter Kettle. Both artists have very different styles but with a wonderful understanding of texture and colour their work complements each other.
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James Kerr - 'Resonance'
James spent his early years as a decorative painter working with many of London’s leading interior designers. With his wonderful understanding of colour, paint and form he now devotes his energies to his passion for easel painting. In his strong and colourful still life and landscape paintings he freely acknowledges his inspiration from many great 20th Century Modernists. Influences of British abstractionist work of William Scott and Paul Feiler are self-evident. More recently he has fallen under the poetic spell of the tragic Russian/French painter Nicolas de Stael, something which is becoming apparent in his newer work.
He starts his paintings with simplified drawings of shapes and blocks of colour based on his subject matter. It then takes a journey towards abstraction by way of vivid colours, mark making and scraping back using both knife and brush. Reworked several times until eventually the work is resolved.
To quote the British illustrator and commentator Ralph Steadman: “The paint itself is also an object – it is subject to its own motivation, rules and dynamic which the artist must overcome, ignore or amplify”.
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Peter Kettle - 'Waterfalls to Meadows'
In his newest collection, British contemporary artist Peter Kettle revisits and discovers the outstanding natural beauty of Britain’s landscapes and waterways; journeying across Wales, Scotland and the Cotswolds.
A keen rambler, Peter Kettle brings together dramatic scenes from scaling Mt. Cadair Idris in Wales, exploring the Kyle of Tongue along the North Coast of Scotland; and the calm and pensive abstractions of the local Cotswold water meadows and fields.
Working primarily in oils and mixed media, Peter immerses himself in the landscape. These stunning paintings are celebrated by his abstract approach, visceral textures and evocative use of light on land and water; from waterfalls to meadows. His paintings go through a number of stages, deconstructed and layered, to form a complex expression of his subject matter. Peter considers himself a documentarian and an expressive landscape artist.
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Antonia Black’s paintings radiate her own vivacity. Lively, spontaneous - she paints with passion, mostly outdoors, often with big sheets of heavy watercolour paper laid directly on the ground. Always colourful and exuberant they reflect the artist’s own irrepressible personality.
A born colourist, the daughter and granddaughter of artists, Antonia’s life seems to revolve around colour and sunlights, the tricks it can play and the wild ways in which it can capture the imagination.
Born in Perth, Western Australia, Antonia moved to Sydney with her family in 1959 and studied at the National Art School. She then moved to England in 1960 and spent five years at the Slade, studying under Sir William Coldstream, with tutors William Townsend and Jeffrey Camp. Her greatest influence, however, was Frank Auerbach with whom she worked for two years.
Antonia has been the recipient of numerous awards including First Prize at the RBSA Open Watercolour Competition, and her work is in major collections both private and corporate in many parts of the world.
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Painting shown here: Millennium Bridge | Gouache on hand made Khadi paper | 74 x 104 cm
Just In. We are thrilled to have received a new body of work by Gavin Watson.
Gavin's paintings explore the relationship between human and animal, and the internal and external worlds they share.
Born in Sunderland in 1962, Gavin Watson lives and works in rural Northumberland. He is inspired by the region, its history and the rich variety of wildlife inhabiting its landscape.
Gavin has exhibited his work in New York, and has regularly been selected for the BP National Portrait award. He was selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Art prize 2018 and the New Light Art Prize and touring exhibition 2018, where his painting ‘Lucky Jim’ won the visitors choice award.
Gavin is also represented in London and his work is held in private collections throughout the UK and worldwide in Europe, North America and The Middle East. His work has appeared in numerous solo and mixed exhibitions since 1987.
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Image shown here: Trick of the Tail | oil on canvas | 51 x 102 cm