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Original Abstract Painting
Acrylic Paint, Collage and Mixed Media on Canvas
Canvas Size: H 100cm x W 100cm x D 3cm
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Chaumont #1 is an original abstract painting by Jon Rowland. This painting and its sister canvas reflect my delight at the gardens of the Chateau at Chaumont that hosts a garden festival of creations by landscape artists. One particular exhibit caught my eye with its arrangement of objects in water. This is not a representation but rather an abstraction of ideas, that formed the basis of a painting that started to change before my eyes, and like all my other paintings took on a life of its own.
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:100 cm x W:100 cm