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Archives for October 2019

Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year is back!

The brand new series starts Tuesday 15th October at 8pm on Sky Arts channel.

I shall be participating in the competition on the 12 November, Episode 5, Tyne Bridge, Newcastle. My painting shall be released for you to see after the show has aired.

Here is the series promotional video.

Here are all the dates for the whole series:

15 October          Ep 1        Plymouth Smeaton’s Tower

22 October          Ep 2        Herstmonceux Observatory

29 October          Ep 3        Gateshead Millennium Bridge

5 November       Ep 4        Herstmonceux Castle

12 November    Ep 5        Tyne Bridge

19 November    Ep 6        Plymouth Drake’s Island

26 November    Ep 7        Semi Final – Cromarty

3 December       Ep 8        Final – Battersea Power Station

10 December     Ep 9        The Winning Commission: Venice

My profile (found on the link below) shall be updated after the 12 November, Episode 5 has aired with a timelapse video of the landscape picture produced on the day.

https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/landscape-profiles/.  

My Collage Pictures

I was inspired to use the collage medium when I saw an exhibition on Matisse.

I first used it as a tool to work out how I should paint a picture. It allowed me to condense and distill shapes in my landscape pictures. It helped me play with the composition and create a colour palette for the pictures. The collage began as a tool but I have kept coming back to the medium and are now pictures to look at in their own right.

Overton Hill, Ridgeway Series, Leigh Glover 2015

I experiment cutting into paper that I have hand painted with acrylic paint. The brushstrokes found in the paint are integral to the picture. I often paint many sheets of paper and then select the best colours.

The shapes I cut and place are found from observation and drawings in the landscape.  It is important for me to play and to experiment with collage to create a picture.

Uffington White Horse, Ridgeway Series, Leigh Glover 2015