“Fells and Lakes”
17th Apr 2012 – 27th May 2012
Recent oils and pastels by Godfrey Tonks. A regular exhibitor at Upfront who has a solo show every two years. Godfrey is a colourist who works in both pastel and oil. He uses colour to create a picture that demands attention. His work is characterised by richness of surface, whether pastel or oil, using a brush or a painting knife. His work is in a constant state of flux and change as he pursues his individual vision. A constant theme is light, colour and strong composition in an attempt to capture the essence of the challenging Lakes landscape, which he portrays in an emotional yet unsentimental manner, always seeking to avoid the trite and the hackneyed in an iconic landscape that has inspired poets and artists for the last 200 years.
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