The trip was completed on a high note; by all accounts we'd managed to achieve exactly what we aimed out to do. My head was buzzing with all the potential paintings set out before me and I was anxious to get to work asap.
Initially I set up a temporary studio down in Wiltshire but it wasn't long before Julia and I were back in London and I could properly get down to work.
The new goal is a solo exhibition at the Rountree Tryon Gallery, on Bury St, St James's. The show is scheduled to open for two weeks on the 26th of September 2017 and will be my fourth exhibition with the gallery.
The work will be a distilled glimpse of the trip, searching for the significant and memorable moments that struggle to be conveyed in words. My usual approach of breaking down traditional compositions into fragmented figurative oil paintings seems to lend itself perfectly to the vibrant memories of the trip:
These beach sellers were particularly interesting as a subject matter. This large painting is 43x43 inches. The pleasure at witnessing such a bright and playful scene is balanced by empathy for the less saturated circumstances of the individual.
At this stage I am coming up to the initial deadline for paintings to be submitted for the exhibition catalogue. If you would like a catalogue and invitation, please use the contact page to pass on your email and postal address.
The images below show a selection of paintings, some still in progress that will be included.