Saturday, 25 May 2013

Moroccan Journey

Through a Doorway
360mm x 450mm, gouache on paper

W have just hung the catalogue selection of Richard Tuff's new exhibition, "Moroccan Journey" and I can honestly say that the first view of a set of framed and delivered paintings has seldom created such a fizz of excitement.  They are delicious.
Six Arches
320mm x 370mm, gouache on paper
Beautiful, chalky gouache paintings.  Rich colours, existing side by side in wonderful and surprising combinations. Mustard yellows with rose pinks, wine reds with olive greens, deep blues and softest lilac, all applied with a joyous confidence.  These are the sort of paintings that certainly make you wish to visit Morocco but also make me want to dress in these colours, rush home and paint my living space in these colours.  They are paintings to wallow in!
Jemaa El Fna
730mm x 1130mm, gouache on paper
Richard Tuff has been represented by Beside The Wave for 24 years, known for his paintings of Cornwall he occasionally takes himself to distant shores and comes home with a treasure trove like this exhibition.  It is brilliant!  Come and see for yourself.  The catalogue selection can be viewed on line and in the gallery now, the complete show will be up on Friday 31st of May.  There will also be an evening viewing, 6 until 8pm, on the 31st where you will be able to soak up the colours and shapes of Morocco, meet the artist, enjoy a glass of wine and nibble on some Moroccan style canap├ęs.
NEW LEP: Interior with Flowers (Edition of 50)
Image Size: 127mm x 127mm
Mounted £40

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