Friday, 7 September 2012

Paul Wadsworth, Coastal Connections

Dancing in the Sand
1020mm x 1020mm,
oil on canvas

The work of Paul Wadsworth is splashed all over the gallery.  The sands of the Omani coast mixing, with a joyful exuberance, with the sands of the Cornish coast. 
St. Ives Bay
400mm x 400mm, acrylic on canvas


Colour is pouring from the walls as if your pupils have been dilated and nothing is filtered or held back.  The sky is blue and green, teal and pink.  Bright hues dance with rhythmic energy across the canvas and throughout the exhibition.  The paintings appear to leave the boundaries of the supports that they are painted on and enter into your very soul.  There is light and passion in the brushstrokes and power within the layers of paint. 
Seeing the Bigger Picture
1020mm x 1020mm, acrylic on canvas


Figures are seen and drift in and out of focus, like the figure of a storyteller visible through the smoke and embers of a beach fire late at night. 
These are paintings that allow your mind to wander while they whisper exotic tales in an ancient language; stories that you recognise and understand but cannot ever repeat in words of your own.
Wiseman of the Beach
460mm x 610mm, oil on canvas


It’s a great show, beautifully wrought and exhilarating to see.
The opening night is tonight 6-8pm and the exhibition continues until Wednesday 19th of September.

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