Very happy that my painting “Let’s Keep Walking’ is included in an exhibition Explore 01 at
Kroll, 55 E 52nd St, New York, NT10055, USA
Continuing until Autumn 2022
Richmond Art Society Winter Exhibition will be online this year, but it’s full of great work by Richmond artists and all for sale.
I showing two of my works that I completed during the first lock-down in April.
Dates: 21 November 2020 to 6 January 2021
I began my latest series of paintings during the lockdown period in early May. I took my daily exercise walking in nearby Richmond Park where the respite from traffic noise highlighted the birdsong and I even heard a cuckoo on one occasion!
Many people used their lockdown time to gather in family groups for picnics in the park and these scenes reminded me of the way that artists such as Antoine Watteau and Jean Baptiste Pater portrayed Arcadian scenes in the 18th century.
So this latest series is in part a reinterpretation of 18th century Fête Champêtre paintings and in part picnics in lockdown.