Shows, events, auction bid opportunity, some new paintings and a look into 2016
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... All these paintings sold at the Aerobility auction
Bid now for these three paintings!...
Closing of the bids is at midnight on Saturday 28th November. All proceeds go to Aerobility the organisation that gets disabled people flying.
Click on any of the three images opposite to make your bid
You can also bid for a free art lesson from your's truly 🙂 click here
The live auction will continue at the Aerobility Ball on Saturday 28th. November at the Sofitel Heathrow.
Aerobility is an amazing outfit based at Blackbushe airport, click the image below to visit them
My paintings of war continue (click here to see the series so far) and a selection of them was exhibited at The Crypt Gallery in London...
It was damp, gloomy in parts, a little cold and I swear haunted - the natural home for artwork on death.
Click Here to see images of the exhibition at The Crypt Gallery earlier this year.
The curator Adelinda Allegretti, is planning a similar event in 2016 and I will be organising an exhibition to commemorate the Battle of the Somme anniversary in July 2016, one hundred years on from the worst military campaign this country has ever undertaken.
My paintings over the last few months have been driven as usual by strong emotion. A phrase I heard recently really resonated...
"Representational paintings without passion are descriptive, abstract paintings without passion are decorative"
with the punch line...
And It Shows!
Here is some of my recent artwork...
The Power of Yellow
Yellow is considered a weak colour when compared to say reds oranges and blues, it is not necessarily true but a good challenge to an artist to get true emotion in predominantly yellow paintings. Click on the image to see examples...
Using symbols in a painting can be a very powerful (or misleading) way to make your message. In these I used an abstracted bird... click on the image below for examples...
And a collection of very recent paintings. I have just been painting with friends in Maryland and maybe something shifted my art some...
I hope we all have a safe winter and I will send you another newsletter when there is more to tell you ...
and as usual, if you would rather not have this newsletter just let me know and I will take you off the list
is the goal for every painting by Alan Brain. It is made visible through the artist's use of colour (sometimes bold, other times muted but always vibrant); and unusual geometric shapes triggered by realism from the artist's imagination. The emotion in the artwork is there for the viewer to engage with and interpret in their own way. Most of the paintings are in watercolour, some are in acrylic, others use both. The artist will use anything however to create that certain feeling in his artwork.
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