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Acrylic & Watercolour Paintings by Brian Dunlop 13 Apr 2012 – 22 Apr 2012, 10:00 – 17:00

PUBLISHED: 10:31 11 April 2012 | UPDATED: 21:15 20 February 2013

Acrylic & Watercolour Paintings by Brian Dunlop 13 Apr 2012 – 22 Apr 2012, 10:00 – 17:00

Acrylic & Watercolour Paintings by Brian Dunlop 13 Apr 2012 – 22 Apr 2012, 10:00 – 17:00

At The Old Mill, Worton, Devizes. Brian Dunlop He was born in Devizes, went to school at Marlborough, and was an army instructor at Old Sarum.<br/><br/>He would have liked to have gone to art school and become a professional painter

Acrylic & Watercolour Paintings by Brian Dunlop 13 Apr 2012 22 Apr 2012, 10:00 17:00


Brian Dunlop He was born in Devizes, went to school at Marlborough, and was an army instructor at Old Sarum.
He would have liked to have gone to art school and become a professional painter, but on his own admission, he was not really prepared to suffer for his art, as in the cases of Van Gogh, Lucien Freud or Howard Hodgkin and the like. More importantly, the family finances were not up to it, particularly as both he and his brother attended Marlborough College not known as one of the less expensive public schools.

But all was not lost, a new art master, Guy Barton, arrived at Marlborough at the same time as Brian, One of a new breed of art teachers who made it very clear that art and design were just as important as other subjects. He was a brilliant watercolorist and taught Brian everything involved with that medium.

Having no burning ambition to make a fortune, (or the aptitude) he was persuaded by his father (Youll have lots of spare time to paint!) he joined the British army which he enjoyed. But after some 12 years he had to decide between the army or something else, preferably, with an artistic bias. He left the army and got a job with an advertising agency, which he endured for some 6 years and then had the opportunity to move to interior design which he did - ending up as senior interior designer with the architectural practice, the Whinney McKay Lewis Partnership. He set up on his own in 1992 and retired in 1998.
Over this period Brian has had a number of exhibitions at the Piers Feetham Gallery, Fulham, the Armed Forces Art Exhibition, the Mall Galleries, the Marlborough Open Studios to name a few.
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'Downland Fantasy'
This is a recent, acrylic painting by Brian Dunlop inspired by the Wiltshire downland, which Brian has always found mesmerizing ever since he went to school at Marlborough College in 1947. The downs always seemed haunting and mysterious. In all his paintings Brian strives to portray this aura of mystery, he is not a representational painter, more impressionist than abstract and he adapts his style to suit the subject and atmosphere of the picture.


PRIVATE VIEW:
Friday 13th April 1pm - 8pm.


Opening Times:
Fridays 12 noon - 5pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10am 5pm
Weekdays by appointment 07882 479259


Price: Free


Please contact us to book by phone, or find out more about this event.


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info@oldmillarts.co.uk


Address


The Old Mill
6/7 Mill Road
Worton
DEVIZES
SN10 5SF


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