it’s august and i am an artist of the month at a very nice restaurant.
below are two of my paintings: edgescape : corros 2008, 90cm x 90cm, and farmscape iii 2010, 60cm x 60cm
[getting ready to go out to the restaurant]
[three paintings in the restaurant]
the textures and hues of edgescape corros seemed harmonious with the month of august: harvest time, ripening fruits, mellow days, sultry summer evenings, colours slowly fading, or transitioning into the colours of autumn. the title corros alludes to corrosion, but i also wanted it to infer the imaginary name of a tropical faraway island. at the time, the motivation behind my edgescape paintings was to evoke memories or sensations of other places, possibly real, or all in the mind…
a little rain must fall sometimes. by september the fields are ploughed once more, back to the cold, dark earth again. farmscape III [as one of a series] alludes to these sparse, minimal, agricultural landscapes.
side note: as i was adding the labels to these paintings, the song ‘golden brown’ by the stranglers started playing on the restaurant’s stereo, a song which is not about the change of the seasons or summer time – but still, what a beautiful, laid-back and chilled tune, it seemed perfectly apposite at the time; i am now listening to it again.
i have seven paintings on display at Duffy & LeBan at Chameleon House restaurant from thursday 6 august to wednesday 2 september, 2015.
Duffy & LeBan Ltd
Chameleon House Restaurant
3 Redenhall Road
Duffy & LeBan at Chameleon House opening times:
Tuesdays 10.30am to 2.30pm
Wednesday to Saturday 10.30am to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Sundays 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Chameleon House also has accommodation in the form of three B&B suites and a separate holiday let [a restored 19th century brewery building], which makes it a very nice place to stay.