Today I delivered some to work to “Nice Things”, Ramsgate Harbour. Whilst driving down a country lane, bizarrely and suddenly, in the middle of nowhere, in a field just near the road, there was a man painting. He had an easel with a huge white board on it, partially covered in oils – wonderful thick impasto with huge energy and vibrancy, painted in a semi abstract way. Having stopped the car to chat, he turned out to be George Rowlett. He gave me the address of his gallery and I looked him up when I got home. His work is absolutely sumtous and I thoroughly recommend an online visit to his gallery. To check out his work go to www.artspacegallery.co.uk/.
Below, is one of the paintings I delivered. It was painted from my memories of a wonderful day at Dungerness. It is such a wierdly fascinating place, with a superb retro cafe that has not changed in years. Despite having a nuclear power station as a backdrop, I still find it totally inspiring, though, know people who can’t stand it! Definitely a place you either love or hate.
Shades of Dungerness
Oil on Canvas