5 September - 24 October 2015
A gallery of works in this show can be seen here.
Northumbrian artist M J Forster will be bringing his distinctive watercolour style to Kevis House Gallery this September, in an exhibiton of original landscape paintings of the South Downs.
Forster found both familiarity and contrast within the South Downs, in a new landscape subject that he believes has a similar appeal to the open and expansive northern spaces he is used to in Northumberland.
The results of his work will be on display at the gallery, in a selling exhibition from 5 September – 24 October 2015.
Forster has said of his work for this show:
“When first on the eastern end of the South Downs, it struck me how similar the shape of the landscape was to the Pennines. The elevation coupled with the skylarks made me feel quite at home. However the salty warmer sea air and the softer chalky greens as opposed to the brown heather tones of the North made the two environments very distinctive from each other.”
Forster has been painting in watercolour since he was 13, although went on to complete a science degree before opening a successful gallery in Northumberland in 1998.
Forster has said of his use of watercolour that “the immediacy and spontaneity has always appealed to me”, although his scientific background is evident in the clear approach he takes to his work, which uses no white paint, no masking agents and no highlights.
Forster is known for his unconventional painting techniques. For example, Matt says: “unusually, I mix my paint in wine glasses. They're perfect for making large quantities of clean and consistent tone and colour.” He thrives off constantly experimenting with technique and subject, which often leads to fantastic discoveries.
All works can be bought at the gallery or by contacting us on 01798 215 007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.