David Armitage is one of the UK’s leading abstract artists and colourists. He says, ‘whether it is from an inkpot applied to paper, or from a bucket tipped onto canvas, there is nothing that gives me greater pleasure than colour.’
This latest show is survey of over five decades working as an artist; bringing a full range from book illustrations, to a new series ‘Earth Watch’ which are smaller works on paper, up to his large abstract paintings. These large canvases resonate with deep rich colours, inspired by his native Australia, world travels, classical music which plays in the studio as he paints, and the abstract expressionists such as Helen Frankenthaler.
His beautiful illustrations combine watercolour, monoprint and ink drawing. The original illustrations for the latest book The Lighthouse Keepers Mystery will be on display (written by his wife Ronda), along with David’s own project; a set of three illustrated books inspired by the Schubert song cycles, Die Schone Mullerin, Winterreise, and Schwanengesang. Books and prints will also available.
Originally from Tasmania, Armitage is a well-respected artist who has sold work around the world and is a best-selling children’s illustrator with over 35 books to his name.
Sunday 2nd August, 1-5pm
Free and welcome to all to attend