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PAINT: Richard Kenton Webb & Friends

I’m looking forward to our exhibition, ‘Paint’ at Brownston Gallery in the beautiful town of Modbury, Devon, celebrating the re-emergence of painting in all its forms.

This show brings together some of my past and present colleagues and students. It will be a real joy to celebrate this ancient discourse with a heritage across every culture and age.

Additionally, there will be some workshops where I want to share my life’s research into colour as a language.

Arts University Plymouth

My two colleagues Monika Rycerz and Robert Manners expertly teach drawing, painting, and printmaking at Arts University Plymouth. Together, we are responsible for about 90 BA undergraduates. So, it’s only right that we’ve invited some of our wonderful BA and MA artists to join us: David Fletcher, Karmin O’Brien, Kieran Walsh and Charley Dyson.

Associates

Artist John France was a trusted colleague at the University of the West of England for 17 years. Above all, we are extremely grateful for his insights as External Examiner at Arts University Plymouth. Recently, I’ve been working with two conference collaborators and champions of painting, Benny Fountain from Whitworth University, USA; and Andrew Stahl, Professor of Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art London, where I began my quest to understand the language of colour (paint).

Students

Last but by no means least, we will be exhibiting some work by artists I have supported throughout my many years of teaching, all now thriving: Iain Andrews, Tom Musgrove, Elisabeth De Las Casas, Victoria Jinivizian, and Clare Thatcher. Incidentally, I have taught some of these artists on and off throughout my 37-year career and it has a been a real joy to share this journey with them.

Workshops & forums

Above all, this is a celebration of the diverse practice of painting, drawing and printmaking, and I do hope that you can join us for one of our Saturday workshops and discussion forums at the Brownston Gallery:

7th October, 2 – 4 pm: Painting & Drawing

14th October, 2 – 4 pm: Painting & Colour

21st October, 2 – 4 pm: Painting & Printmaking

There’s been a re-emergence of painting in the last 10 years. As a result, it is now a vital part of contemporary discourse in art around the world, with plenty of room for individual expression.

In the age of technology, painting can be a refreshing (even subversive) activity as simple pigment from the earth onto canvas.

Additionally, painting is now crossing disciplines, borders and traditional pathways, with exciting possibilities opening up.

Overall, I believe in painting. It is a way of life for me as an artist and academic. My teaching ethos hinges on this language – it has always had the power to speak to the human soul.