A collection of 27 oil paintings on board and drawings on paper.
In his work, Armitage paints layer upon layer, gently building up the canvas to become a physical representation of his views of mines, farms, seas and skylines.
Of his work Armitage says: “These paintings are a summarization of the experience of looking at and being in the landscape. The works are made in the studio with the help of drawings and watercolours,over a long period of time, involving much erasure and building up of surfaces. At some point the painting may be recognised as a particular place, a memory or a particular feel for a location. The work is much influenced by paintings of the early twentieth century, Cubism particularly, but the earlier works of Cezanne, Corot and Constable have offered much assistance. Ultimately I am looking for something beyond the everyday but that strikes me as being familiar and solid, a feel for a landscape, more than a description of it.”
This exhibition has been organised by Artist Curator, Gillian Cooper and is the sixth exhibition to be held at The Old Coastguard Hotel and Restaurant which is owned by Eat Drink Sleep (owners of the Gurnards Head also in Cornwall and The Felin Fach Griffin in Wales) and the Tresco Estate.
All works are for sale. For further information please contact: www.theoldcoastguard.co.uk, 01736 731222.