Exhibition

'Averted Visions': Paintings by Roger Ellicott

13 Sep 2018 – 2 Oct 2018

Event times

Tues, Fri, Sat 10 -4 and Thurs 12-7

Cost of entry

Free entry

LT Gallery

Weston-super-mare
England, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Local buses 100 and 106 stop at Regent Street; Other buses on Alexandra Parade - both 1 minute walk
  • Weston-super-Mare station 5 minutes walk

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Acrylic Paintings

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“Averted vision is a technique for viewing faint objects which uses peripheral vision. It involves not looking directly at the object, but looking a little off to the side, while continuing to concentrate on the object.”  - Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Averted_vision
Roger is self-taught, and his medium of choice is Acrylics which he loves for their vibrant colours and quick drying properties.  Although he dabbled with painting at school, where he obtained an A level in Art, he never really got to grips with it.
That is until 15 years ago when, after a chance remark, he picked up a painting brush and began to paint in earnest.  Since then he has been exploring and interpreting the world around him through the medium of Acrylic paint and his “have a go” mentality has resulted in a diverse range of pictures.
Although his inspiration comes from the world around him it is not a direct copy of reality but something a little to the side of it.  Like painting an object seen in the corner of your eye, the possibilities of what it is or might actually be are endless.  It is only when you turn to look directly at the object that it’s form becomes concrete and what has been created may only have a passing resemblance to it.
“Painting is like going on a journey. When you set off you have a set destination in mind, but on the way, you make a few diversions and end up in a completely different place.” – Roger Ellicott

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