Title of Piece:
Late Spring AM
Artist:
CHAPPELL, Dick
ID Number:
2931
Acquisition Number:
713
Acquisition Number (Sub):
0
Cost:
Additional Information:
Artist Notes:
Dick Chappell is an abstract painter who uses coastal and upland landscapes as reference points in deeply textured images. He lives on the edge of the moors between Brynmawr and Abergavenny, and shows at the Martin Tinney Gallery in Cardiff. His distinctive long-format pictures are like a symphony which must be heard in movements, though a theme runs through the whole. One has to look at passages close up to see the marks and rhythms, the tiny, beautiful, incisions and abrasions, from which the image finally emerges. When seen as landscapes, they resonate with ideas of creation and apocalypse, recalling the 18th century painter of the sublime, John Martin. The title of this painting is an homage to his late father-in-law, the St Ives artist Alexander Mackenzie, who was an important influence.
Town:
Newport
Location of Art:
Newport Art Gallery
Buyer:
Dr Peter Wakelin
Medium of Art:
oil on board
Dimensions:
50.0 x 140.0 (F), 30.0 x 122.0 (U)
Year of Purchase:
2002
Copyright Notes:

Dick Chappell