A Sense of Place

17 May 2014 – 29 Jun 2014

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Leics, United Kingdom


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John originally taught Art and Drama in secondary schools for a number of years before becoming a professional actor and playwright, touring the Uk and abroad with Compact Theatre Company. In 2003 he turned to his first love of landscape painting and has exhibited in many galleries throughout the Uk since then. John works mainly with acrylics, but sometimes mix media using anything and everything that is permanent, to achieve the desired effect. He uses a variety of found materials, making marks and interesting textures with anything at hand. Scratching, scraping and sometimes flicking the paint onto the canvas to create runs and dribbles that suggest waves or interesting cloud formations. Beach sand may be used to create an interesting texture in a landscape or to represent itself within a seascape. Dried grass, twigs, leaves and ferns have also been known to appear in John's landscape paintings.

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