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07 March 2009

Upcoming Exhibition - Philip Gray

Solo Exhibition featuring artist

Philip Gray

"Into The West"


Bold Art Gallery

on Saturday 28th March 2009
@ 4.00 pm

Philip will be giving one of his legendary live painting demonstrations, offering a fascinating opportunity to see how he creates his award winning seascapes.
Since the beginning of time the sea has held pride of place in our collective cultural imagination;
The work of Philip Gray makes an eloquent and powerful addition to this prestigious artistic heritage.
Taking the beauty and drama of the elements as his starting point, he provides us with the opportunity to escape the chaos of day to day life and appreciate the wonder of the natural world as interpreted by a master of the genre.

Into the west is a series of paintings which depict the wild and untamed landscape of Ireland’s western coastline.
In 2008 Philip made a voyage of discovery to the Bahamas in search of a new pallet to express the tonal variations at the heart of the world’s oceans. Here he created a vibrant series of images featuring the tropical shades of a sea and sky bathed in dazzling sunlight.

Then using his past experience as a naval diver and his unique expertise and versatility as an artist, he undertook an extraordinary project and visited the ocean bed to create his initial studies at 60 ft under the sea. With scuba and sixty minutes bottom time, using pallet knife and fingers, Philip created three oils on canvas over a series of dives.

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