TRINITY HOUSE PAINTINGS – IMPRESSIONIST AND CONTEMPORARY ARTWORK COLLECTIONS
New Contemporary Artwork And Upcoming Exhibitions
We are delighted to also share with you an upcoming selection of new contemporary artwork as well as some dates for your diary for our new online exhibition ‘Thirty Paintings Under £30,000’ that you will also be able to view in the gallery from 12th April.
‘EASTER SPELLS OUT BEAUTY, THE RARE BEAUTY OF NEW LIFE.’ – S.D. GORDON
‘Sheep Grazing a Meadow’ by Sir Alfred Munnings
10.0 x 12.0 inches
The fields surrounding Broadway are filled with newborn lambs galloping about, fitting then to include this delicate watercolour by Sir Alfred Munnings for the Easter newsletter.
The piece beautifully illustrates Munning’s palette and brushwork, both influenced by Impressionism and a preference for painting en plein air. By painting the subject with the light coming from behind him, he is able to use the shadows of the animals to bring out their forms. Munnings said paintings should ‘fill a man’s soul with admiration and sheer joy, not to bewilder and daze him.’
I do hope that now this lockdown has started to ease that you were able to enjoy a wonderful Easter day with family and friends in sunny spots across the country….
‘La Fin Du Ballet, 1939’
Oil on board
29.5 x 33.8.5 ins
Signed (lower left)
Venturing overseas this summer is hopefully a dream that can turn in to a reality from May 17th. Europe is a blink away….Italy, France and Spain…and this wonderful textural work on paper by David Bomberg transports us to Ronda, the third most visited destination in southern Spain.
Ronda boasts one of the most extraordinary locations in Spain, sitting as it does each side of the 100 metre (328 foot) deep El Tajo gorge. Lillian, Bomberg’s wife suggested that they go to Ronda, Bomberg responded very directly to a place he later described as ‘the most interesting of the towns of Southern Spain and they rented a house at 9 San Juan de Letran in the old part of the town.
The work was executed from Bomberg’s bedroom window. None were preparatory studies for oils, although inevitably a few of the forty or so paintings executed there represent a similar view and this is very similar to a very well known oil of the same street scene, which featured in the Pallant House Gallery Exhibition of a few years ago.
We are delighted to announce the online exhibition ‘Thirty Paintings under £30,000’ commencing April 14th – May 31st. The selection covers a wide range of genres from the eighteenth to the 20th century.
The landscapes, abstract works and portraits have been curated to appeal to everyone from those dipping their toes into the art world to those looking for a particular work to complete a specific part of their collection.
A range of these works will be able to be viewed in the gallery from Monday 12th April when we can reopen our doors.
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Karen is based in San Francisco and represents Trinity House on the West Coast of US. Karen brings 20 years of leadership experience in International Business to Trinity House. Karen holds a graduate degree in Business Studies and French from Kingston University, and it was whilst studying at the École Supérieure de Commerce de Montpellier, that Karen developed her passion for fine art, in particular the Impressionist and Post Impressionist art.
We are excited to be exhibiting a collection of works by Francesca Currie in our Contemporary & Modern Gallery from April 12th.
Her work brings a fresh vision and palette to traditional subjects and views. Francesca is a full-time artist based in Cheltenham, studying at The University College of the Arts in Norwich where she achieved a B.A. Honours in Fine Art.
She went on to study at the London Atelier of Representational Art and has exhibited across the country including in London, Broadway and York. She became an associate to the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2017 and was elected (their youngest) full member in 2018.
Her work combines the traditional techniques of the Old Masters with a modern viewpoint to create classical representational oil paintings with a contemporary composition.
We look forward to sharing her work with you as part of our new selection of contemporary artwork.
‘When you buy something from an artist, you’re buying more than an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation. You are buying years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You’re not buying just one thing, you’re buying a piece of a heart, a piece of a soul . . . a small piece of someone else’s life.’
We have decided to mix it up a bit and recommend a film this time to settle down and get through those chocolate eggs with; ‘Summer in February’
‘SUMMER IN FEBRUARY’
Set in Cornwall in 1913 the story is based on the real lives of several Edwardians, most prominently the British artist Alfred Munnings; Florence Carter-Wood the aspiring artist who was to become his wife; and their friend Gilbert Evans.
Summer in February is a moving re-creation of a celebrated Edwardian artistic community enjoying the last days of a golden age soon to be shattered by war. On the eve of World War I, artists AJ and Gilbert compete for the affections of the same girl, Florence, at a Bohemian colony in northern England.
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