About this work of Art
Blenheim – View to the Bridge
Original Abstract Painting
Acrylic Paint on Board
Board Size: H 38cm x W 25cm x D 1cm
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Blenheim – View to the Bridge is an original painting by Jon Rowland. The bright colours and use of line give this piece an energetic feel. The abstract nature of the work means that you will always be finding new things in the painting. One of a series of small sketch paintings that record scenes from key locations in the parkland of Blenheim Palace. Jon Rowland is one of six contemporary artists chosen to be part of an exhibition celebrating 300 years of Capability Brown’s landscape. The exhibition concentrates on the artistic interpretation of the landscape and the juxtaposition of these contemporary views with those of Turner, Piper, Radclyffe and Cozens and other famous artists. Three of his paintings are being shown.
Wychwood Art have exhibited Jon Rowland in London during a pop-up exhibition of theirs at the Darren Baker Gallery. Jon comments “I have exhibited in London and Oxford. My paintings have been displayed at the Royal Academy and at the Berthold and Darren Baker Gallery in London. I have also exhibited at Linacre and Green Colleges as part of group exhibitions, at the Borlase Gallery in Blewbury and Swann Gallery in Woodstock, and most recently had exhibitions at Canal Street Studios, the Said Business School and Wolfson College in Central Oxford. I work in mixed media based on acrylics. The themes of my paintings have emerged from trips to, among other locations, Venice, Scotland, Cuba and France. I work in series and much of my work is built around themes of rural landscapes most recently in the South West, Clovelly Beach in Sydney, and the exploration of detail – part of the ‘Portraying the Essence’ theme. Recently I have concentrated on landscapes and cityscapes exploring colour and space. My paintings are in private collections in the UK and elsewhere. There’s a story to every picture. “Painting is a journey. The picture takes on life of its own, sometimes going with your flow, sometimes challenging you. Chance and opportunity are the travelling companions; but the art is to know when the journey is complete.
- Size : H 38 cm x W 25 cm