Robert Kelsey DA MUNIV PAI FRSA, Exhibition of New Paintings

Paintings of Suffolk, Scotland, Cornwall and London

Thompson’s Gallery in Aldeburgh are holding a solo show by the Scottish artist Robert Kelsey whom we have been showing for over 25 years and are proud to yet again have an exhibition of his beautiful landscapes and observations from Scotland, East Anglia and London.

When Robert graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1970 he had a fairly free and expressionistic style. This developed from an admiration for a number of artists including Joan Eardley RSA and Sir Robin Philipson RA, RSA, RSW along with Alexander Goudie RGI. 

Over time he became more interested in the works of the Scottish Colourists, F C B Cadell and S J Peploe who frequented the Scottish Hebrides looking for inspiration. Robert still takes great inspiration from this group of artists and looking back you find views of islands such as Iona, Eigg and Rhum.

In this exhibition he has included paintings in the more expressionist style as explored in his youth and to emphasise colours and to create stronger atmospheres. He has always enjoyed using light and capturing its effects on water and land, twilight being his favourite time of day. One of his early themes was exploring the design elements of driftwood on a beach against a backdrop of sea.

He has returned to this theme in some of his oils for this show. In these paintings, the point of the composition is to create an almost sculptural effect from the shapes made by the driftwood.

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Robert Kelsey DA MUNIV PAI FRSA, Exhibition of New Paintings
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