HIDDEN TREASURES -
THE LIFE OF AN UNKNOWN ARTIST
- 1995. (Celebrating over "60" years of painting).
A Comprehensive study of an English artist
at work, in words and images; encompassing all aspects of his output from early
childhood to his last sketch in 1995!
I first discovered
this artist after being captivated by a wonderful painting of an old wooden
hulled boat moored up amid green reeds. The owner was a friend, who suggested
contacting the artist's family.
Some weeks later I was invited to visit the
artist's widow with a view to seeing her late husband's, studio and works of
art. Little did I suspect I was about to enter Aladdin's cave
away in a West Country artists studio and unseen for all these years - what a
sight, wall to wall, painting after painting of traditional old wooden hulled
boats and wonderful English landscapes in either oils or watercolours - it was
Only later did I realise that despite being a
very talented Landscape painter and a potter, he was virtually unknown except
to a handful of local friends despite already being well established as an
artist by the 1950's with the equivalent to Bachelor of Arts Diplomas for both
his painting and pottery.
- This book will contain 100's of colour photographs
sellected from 1,000 plus works and sketches
including images of his glazed ceramic pottery designs. A selection of original
pencil sketch books; spanning many years, with an analysis of his use of
palettes, brushes, and paints.
- Read about and view images of his actual painting
equipment, including his brushes and oil paints, the portable easel and artists
palettes, examples from his many sketch books, various pencils, paintings done
for exam papers, history of art exam work complete with miniature paintings in
style of famous painters for his diploma studies, pens and instruments
associated with his work as well as his original official teachers and Artist
qualification certificates and diploma's
- Read about and view images of
his wonderful and unique creations of beautiful glazed Pottery including
experimental designs, shapes textures and glaze finish.