Monthly Archives: April 2011

Willesden Sunset and Other Pictures

Willesden Sunset and other pictures

A Solo EXHIBITION OF WORKS by Tim Danby

19 April to 13  May 2011

Lucien Freud described the activity of painting as following an ‘internal sense of direction’, maintaining a set of standards and struggling to follow your instincts. He agrees with that great painter’s description. As the title suggests many pictures of Willesden Green are featured in the exhibition, ’Dipti in Gladstone Park’ and ‘View at the front of the Library’ for example. But the show could equally be called ‘People places and objects’. The exhibition starts with a seascape of Skegness beach and ends with a still life of brussel sprouts.  ‘Willesden Sunset and other pictures’ is an attempt to show highlights of a personal journey. It feels like going to see a film that I have only known through still photographs.
One of my favourite painters is the late Bhupen Khakhar. He worked for most of his life as an accountant in the mornings and painted the rest of the day. At present I work for four days teaching art in a school and paint in between times. For large periods of my life I have concentrated on other activities like learning Japanese, coaching park football, holding trade union positions or standing as a candidate for Respect in a local by-election. Within all these times my own art has taken a back seat, and yet it all seems to me as if these other activities are some sort of ‘creative compost.’
 Tim Danby lives and works in Willesden Green, London
post@timdanby.plus.com / http://www.timdanby.co.uk

Images from Andalusia

 Images from Andalusia

An Exhibition of paintings by Helen Brown and Anna Martin

19 April to 13  May 2011

Helen Brown; I have selected these images from my visits to Andalucia in Spain. The Andalucian landscape is one of dry, hot semi dessert conditions. The  aroma of the thyme and rosemary bushes with the pomegranate flowers , and the sounds of the music of De Falla who transposed folk Coplas into such sublime music,  provide  a wonderful stimulating environment to  paint.
Anna Martin studied  at the Chelsea School of Art in London,  and Parsons School of Design in New York followed by many years working in Madrid in the fields of publishing and advertising.  “My work is about expressing colour and emotion, rhythm and dynamics. My paintings are aimed at transformation and eliciting unconscious responses in the viewer. I aim to capture the essence of the subject giving more intensity through working unconsciously, often on several paintings at a time and this results in a unique approach for each painting. My subjects are varied as this keeps the creative momentum going. “
The exhibition is supported by Paint Andalucia    http://www.paint-andalucia.com
Helen Brown – brown333@btinternet.com