Events

events

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

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

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Dungeness-lighthouse

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 memgers 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