Piers Ottey returns to the gallery with a new series of paintings of London. Based on drawings and preliminary paintings on site these works show some familiar London landmarks as seen by this popular Sussex based artist.
James Stewart, gallery director says “In the past we have shown Sussex landscapes and his Swiss mountain scenes. In many ways these London paintings draw on the previous subjects, we see dramatic structures and well-known landscapes painted in the unique style we have come to expect from Piers Ottey”.
Art historian and critic Mary Rose Beaumont writes “Artists with a sense of humour are agile, deft and defy categorisation, which is wonderfully refreshing when the work is as challenging as is Piers Ottey’s. He revels in his power to puzzle the viewer, both visually in the paintings and verbally in some of his titles. He has a propensity to leave out important features in his landscapes whilst still titling them as if they were there, in other words the artist plays at being a conjuror.
The exhibition will include a number of large-scale paintings as well as smaller works and some drawings.
Piers Ottey Oil on canvas