This exhibition presents work by 3 artists who share an interest in colour as ‘sensation’, mainly expressed through the medium of watercolour.
Artists Philip O'Reilly, Robin Hazlewood and Martin Ward celebrate International Colour Day 2015 with the commencement of a 3-week exhibition of contemporary watercolour paintings exploring the sensation of colour.
The Mayor of Margate will be there at 12:30 on the 21st March to open the exhibition at the newly refurbished Viking Gallery in Cliftonville, Margate.
Each artist makes his work from a differing standpoint, each taking an individual view of the world and the practice of painting.
Between them they express a wide latitude of painterly language and understanding of colour. Each has developed his own techniques and purposes for the application of paint for what they wish to say or do.
Their individually distinct styles seem to be a natural outcome of their level of engagement with pictorial language. There is a shared respect and personal commitment in what has developed for each of them, culminating in a highly refined level of original practice and artistic skilfulness.
They have all been acquainted with each other for 50 years or more but this is their first show together.
The exhibition runs from Friday 20 March – Sunday 12 April 2015 and will be opened by Cllr John Edwards, Mayor of Margate at 12:30pm on Saturday 21 March.
The 21st March is now recognised as the International Colour Day, a worldwide event that celebrates the enjoyment and use of colour in our daily lives, and initiated through the I.A.C. the International Association of Colour.
Wear something colourful on the day!!