This exhibition brings together three well-known colourists – Derek Balmer, Rose Hilton and Paul Wadsworth in a show that aims to celebrate the return of colour after the grey days of winter.
What links these artists is their strong sense of design and delight in bold colour. This is a hard balancing act to achieve and one that many painters attempt but which all too often end up with a cacophony of colours fighting against each other. These three artists have mastered the art of balancing the colour and tonal distribution so that the sum of the parts add up to more than the whole, resulting in wonderful colourfield paintings that give great sensory pleasure.
For each of them the figurative element is essential whether looking at the figures used as vehicles for colour in Paul Wadsworth and Rose Hilton’s paintings or the landscapes constructed in a vibrant palette by Derek Balmer. A show guaranteed to lift the spirits and herald the onset of Spring!
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