Robert Kelsey DA, M Univ, PAI, FRSA
Oil on Linen
True to the captivating qualities and philosophy of the Scottish Colourists, whose work he greatly admires, Robert Kelsey paints with vigour and feeling to interpret a sense of place through the power of light and colour. Light is generally the most important quality, he says. For me, the main interest and challenge of painting lies in capturing the particular translucency and clarity of light in different parts of the world. Over the past decade or so, principally as a result of his twenty successful solo exhibitions at Thompsons Gallery, Robert has established an enviable following and reputation for his sensitive and atmospheric oil paintings, and especially for his beach subjects.
Ive painted beaches and seascapes for more than 30 years, he explains. But gradually they have become more welcoming, warm and sunny beaches, and so I often paint in tropical and Mediterranean locations as well as in the UK. Its that sort of atmosphere that I am after, preferably ... [more]
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