Brian Sinfield Art Gallery
'Between the Lines' by Rachel Cronin
Exhibition 'Between the Lines'
We are delighted to introduce a collection of paintings by British landscape artist Rachel Cronin.
Rachel creates abstract landscapes building up layers of paint and glazes to add to the texture of the painting. Paint is sanded back and then reapplied with previous compositions and experiments just visible beneath the work. The painting is finished not when it looks like the original vision but when it feels like it.
Her background in working with watercolour is apparent through her use of dripping glazes and translucent washes. Combining this with the flat quality of acrylic paint and its ability to create built up texture creates an exciting mix of quiet spaces and crisp contrasting shapes.
Rachel graduated in 2001 from Hull school of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Art and she has been working in a variety of media for nearly twenty years. Her work takes in impressions and memories as much as it does sketches and scribbled records. Contrasts of texture, tone, shape, and line interrupt the conversation between mark making and white space. There is a dance between application and reduction until a destination is arrived at, allowing historical layers of paint to peak out from beneath the surface. Her aim is to return to places from memory and to try to find the feelings associated with them. Her paintings try and bring about a homecoming, through acts of remembrance and revery. Rachel has exhibited widely throughout the UK and was the recipient of the JS Fine Art Award for 2D Media and in 2021 was the winner of the Mary Moser Prize.
Painting illustrated: Oak Tree | mixed media on panel | 30 x 30 cm
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If there was ever a time to treat yourself or someone else, then this is it!
Our winter exhibition features new paintings by gallery artists:
Sarah Wimperis, Richard Adams, Anna Perlin, Robbie Wraith RP, Elsa Taylor, Jane Hooper, Julian Carr, Caroline Bays, James Kerr, Anne-Marie Butlin, Chris Sims, Silvi Schaumloeffel, Phil Smith, Vanessa Cooper, Christian Moore, Felice Hodges, Noel Ashton, Sue Jones and introducing the work by new artists to the gallery, Frances Clark-Stone, Wormwood Stubbs, Roman Goss and Peter Hayes
** Escape the cold and immerse yourself in the exhibition during this festive period with a glass of warming mulled wine and a mince pie! **
All paintings are available to view in more detail and can be purchased online or by emailing us or by calling 01993 824464 or 07503 526715.
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Saied Dai's work is predominantly based on observation. Steeped in art history, he takes an enormous amount of care with each painting. Tone, colour and of course drawing are the cornerstones of his work. As a portrait painter he possesses that rare ability to see beyond the obvious and reach into the very heart and soul of his subject, to find the truth behind the mask. These are the timeless values of the Old Masters, yet what strikes one immediately about Saied's work is its modernity, with its rich depth, harmony and perfect blending of visual elements.
In all his paintings there is a quiet strength, a feeling of profound meditation, of haunting subtleties, of poetry. Constable said that painting is another word for feeling. To Saied even the most mundane of subjects can hold magic and is treated with reverence.
Saied was born in Tehran in 1958 and came to England at the age of six. He studied at Bournemouth and later at the Royal Academy Schools under such luminaries as Peter Greenham and Norman Blamey. Here the diverse and demanding disciplines, all grounded in drawing, left an indelible mark. He was elected to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2004. Among many awards, Saied won the Ondaatje Prize for portraiture at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Society's Gold Medal, in 2006.
Interior | oil on panel | 57 x 45.5 cm
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