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Artist Sketchbook Study

‘St Mary in the Wood’

In this episode we are in Morley, Leeds, and artist Robert E. Wells will be completing a sketchbook study based on the church named ‘St Mary in the Wood’. This church was built in 1878 to serve a growing congregation. Sadly, in 2010 most of the church was destroyed by a fire. This sketchbook study will focus on the spire that remains, and how the skeletal remains appear theatrical when illuminated by the surrounding street lights.

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NEAC R. E. WELLS Artist Workshop

Sketchbook discussion and workshop

1st July 2021 at 2pm

The Mall Gallery. [Booking essential]

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NEAC Annual Exhibition

New English Art Club

25th June to  3rd July 2021

4 Marina Crescent 36″x 24″, oil on panel

One young girl in a bright white coat left her home one dark black day, she was never seen again.

NEAC-2021

Robert E. Wells artist at work

A short film depicting the working life of the artist, recorded in December 2020.

Thompsons Annual Exhibition

12th June to 4th July 2021

2 Girls 1 Boy 18″x15″, oil on panel

2 Girls 1 Boy 18"x15", oil on panel.

The Royal Society of British Artists. (RBA)

15th April to 24th April

The Green Blanket,  Chiara. Oil on Canvas mounted on panel 9″ x 8″

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PANTER and HALL

Best of British

23rd March to 9th April 2021

Albert Bridge  Oil on Panel 24″ x 36″ SOLD

Albert Bridge 24 inches x 36 inches Oil on Panel

RA. SUMMER SHOW

Two works included in the Exhibition (Both SOLD)

Running from 6th October to 3rd January 2021.

RA-2020

NEAC ANNUAL EXHIBITION

Four works included (Grey Blanket SOLD)

Running from 11th November to 21st November 2020

NEAC-2020

TRENT ART – SOLO EXHIBITION

Small Is Beautiful. Twenty Five small and medium sized Oil Paintings

Running from 1st November to 31st December 2020.

Trent Art 2020

CURATOR’S CHOICE

Brandon Lindberg – Joint Head of Picture Department; British and European Pictures at Dreweatts Auction House SOLD

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Towner Gallery 2019

Wells is a Yorkshire-born painter who worked as an architectural illustrator before moving to London to continue his artistic studies. His architectural influences can be seen in many of his paintings including this one which shows an ordinary entrance to a regular house in an Amsterdam Street. The focus of the painting is the arch leading to the side door rather than depicting the house in its entirety. There is just a glimpse of the interior through the window on the right, adding to the intrigue of the painting.

Wells relies mainly on sketchbooks and direct observations, seldom using a camera. This work was based on several oil studies produced in 1984/5 on a trip to Amsterdam, but it wasn’t until 2012 that he converted the sketches into a studio painting. The exact location of the house in the painting has been misplaced and is therefore unknown.

See this work in TEN – an exhibition curated by team members who have worked and volunteered with Towner for the past decade – until 10 November.

Amsterdam Doorway oil on canvas 56x48 inches Towner Gallery Public Collection