We are pleased to announce an exhibition Springtime – Water Colour Sketches of Itoshima and its People by Colin Peel on May 25 (Thu) to May 27 (Sat), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.
Colin Peel is essentially a figurative painter – He paints what he sees.
“Painting is rapidly becoming somewhat of an obsession in my retirement after careers in both Science and Business. The creative process is endlessly rewarding. I have had the opportunity to attend many workshops and art trips with professional artists but regard myself as an amateur artist. I did have a successful first solo exhibition and surprisingly sold 33 paintings. I have no formal art qualifications.”
Here are some words from the artist himself.
In small water colour paintings I aimed to capture both the essence and the particular light of Itoshima, and more particularly, the locale in which Studio Kura is located. Experimented with different paper surfaces ranging from Arches Rough through to the slick surface of a synthetic paper called Yupo.
Also attempted to capture a few local faces with water colour on Yupo – a technique which I am developing but is proving somewhat of a wild ride with the unpredictability of such a slick surface for water colour. Serendipity is the key and you can get some surprising and pleasing effects occurring on their own.
Colin Peel “Springtime – Water Colour Sketches of Itoshima and its People”
Date: May 25 (Thursday) to May 27 (Saturday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition party and an artist talk on Saturday the 27th, starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other two current residence artists, will be also held on the same dates
* The exhibitions by Justin Lee, Brandon Joel Fernandes & Naomi Soh are held on May 27(Sat) & 28(Sun).