Scapes Exhibition Review
"His paintings are concerned mainly with light. The myriad colours in each painting capture splendidly the quality of light in the sky.
The sun's rays filter through wispy clouds, tingeing them with many hues. Blue skies peek through occasionally.
Sometimes the clouds converge and the light becomes more foreboding but nonetheless all pervading."
They are also concerned with the representation of depth on a flat surface using colour, tone and texture.
Each painting is deliberately without a focal point the more to emphasise the subtle colour, tone and textural changes.
There is a complete break from the traditional foreground, middleground, background divisions usual in landscape painting.
This fundamental difference in his work should not be allowed to spoil the enjoyment of these most luminous evocations of the subtle effects of light,
mist and distance. Given a cursory glance, the paintings will appear bland and repetitive. They require ro be looked at closely before this impression will vanish.
The beauty in these paintings, the skies which they portray, is usually unappreciated because we seldom look past the foreground details of our lives.
Take this opportunity to see one of nature's gifts with fresh eyes."