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Exhibitions // Coming up // Paul Ryan: Colourful Language
6 August

Paul Ryan: Colourful Language


This exhibition ties into Paul Ryan's sense of place, (Falmouth), and evoke memories of walks at various times of day, low tide, and in different weather conditions.   

The recent work involves abstract colourful paintings on Found wood – panels that Paul retrieves from the Penryn and Fal rivers that have usually been parts of an old boat.

Paul is influenced by other artists who were colourists; Matisse, Heron, Avery to name some, but developing his own language is his principal goal. He works wet into wet paint generally so there is an immediacy about the surface quality; acrylics have a strong range of modern colours including fluorescents. One level to read the paintings is in the gesture of the brushstrokes that will reference; landscape, the sea, weather and time of day.
Having retired completely from his career as a senior lecturer and international standards verifier, Paul is totally absorbed with his making process; observing and recording, then transforming findings in the studio from memory.

Paul Ryan: Colourful Language

Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th August, 10am to 5pm

Free Entry. Everyone welcome!




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