Brian Sinfield Art Gallery
Just in, this stunning new painting by Michael Kidd.
Michael's work shows a strong imaginative streak, quirky at times, surreal at others. Working in acrylic, he tends to work on themes - gardens, chateau’s, coastal scenes and cityscapes, whatever subject holds his interest.
His paintings are highly distinctive and possess an unworldly, surreal quality with a playful sense of mystery, occasionally bordering on the abstract. Whilst, of course, Michael's work is defiantly uniquely his own, perhaps it is the artist's fascination with Alfred Hitchcock that has laid the foundation for his work. Michael says "I love the odd and quirky feeling you get in his films, something sinister or mysterious which helps move the plot along. I quite like playing with different perspectives - it's not about perspectives, it's more about perception, which is the way you see it rather than the way it should be".
Michael Kidd was born in London in 1937. He studied at Wimbledon School of Art where he gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Arts in the late 1950s. Fellow art students included the film director Ridley Scott and artist David Hockney. He started his career working as an art director in some of London's leading advertising agencies and spent some years in America. On his return he began directing TV and cinema commercials in Europe, the US, and the UK, working, among others, for British Airways, Coca Cola, Lloyds, Barclays Bank, and Ford Motor Company, and won many awards.
He gave up directing to become a full-time artist in 1981 and held his first solo exhibition in Mayfair in 1997, and since has devoted all his time to painting.
Image illustrated: Sissinghurst Arch | acrylic on board | 60 x 80 cm
To view the painting details please click here
The gallery is very excited to be representing Ann Armitage.
Yorkshire born Ann Armitage studied Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art and Design graduating with a BA Honours Degree in 1987. She lived and worked in London for many years before moving to the remote West Penwith peninsula of Cornwall in 2006.
Working predominantly in oil, Ann paints still life subjects from her studio of pots, bottles and cups. She has recently developed a series of paintings where each element is set up in a careful relationship to the other objects depicted. The attention to light and form has resulted in paintings which are reflective, and almost meditative in tone.
Ann was accepted on several occasions to the Royal Academy summer exhibition and the Discerning Eye exhibition, the New English Art Club and the Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, London. She was invited by selector Fred Cuming RA to exhibit paintings in the 2008 Discerning Eye Exhibition and won the Regional Prize for the West Country, amongst others.
Image illustrated: Green Vase & Osteospermum | oil on canvas | 33 x 36 cm
To view all available paintings by Ann please click here
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In line with the latest Government guidelines the gallery will be temporarily closed until the 2nd December.
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If there was a year to treat yourself then this is it. Browse our 'All I want for Christmas' Exhibition featuring an exciting mix of work by our wonderful artists:
Richard Adams https://briansinfield.com/artist/richard-adams-0
Ann Armitage https://briansinfield.com/artist/ann-armitage-0
Karen Brighton https://briansinfield.com/artist/karen-brighton-ma
Anne-Marie Butlin https://briansinfield.com/artist/anne-marie-butlin
Miles Cole https://briansinfield.com/artist/miles-cole
Georgia Cox https://briansinfield.com/artist/georgia-cox
Clare Granger https://briansinfield.com/artist/clare-granger
Andrew Hemingway https://briansinfield.com/artist/andrew-hemingway
Bryan B Kelly https://briansinfield.com/artist/bryan-b-kelly
Michael Kidd https://briansinfield.com/artist/michael-kidd
Lee Madgwick https://briansinfield.com/artist/lee-madgwick
Emma Maiden https://briansinfield.com/artist/emma-maiden
Graham Rice https://briansinfield.com/artist/graham-rice-0
Paul Robinson https://briansinfield.com/artist/paul-robinson
Chris Sims https://briansinfield.com/artist/chris-sims
James Tweedie https://briansinfield.com/artist/james-tweedie-0
Elsa Taylor https://briansinfield.com/artist/elsa-taylor
Gavin Watson https://briansinfield.com/artist/gavin-watson
Robbie Wraith https://briansinfield.com/artist/robbie-wraith-rp
Image illustrated: Richard Adams | The Magnificent Pie | Varnished Pastel | 40 x 60 cm