July 7 – 26, 2012
Artists Reception: July 6, 7:30pm
GX Gallery is proud to present the exhibition ALBION, showcasing forty new paintings by British artist Colin Halliday from July 7-26, 2012 at GX Gallery in Camberwell. For artist information and portfolio click here.
GX invite you to join us for drinks and to preview the artwork at the artist’s reception on July 6, 2012 at GX Gallery between 7:30pm and 9:00pm.
Colin Halliday has exhibited extensively across London and the rest of the UK and is best known for contemporary landscape paintings in oil and acrylic. His artwork features regularly in British art publications. Halliday is represented by GX in London and has received public commissions including: Macmillan Trust, Earl of Scarborough and the NHS. Born in Carlisle in 1964, Colin studied at Cumbria College of Art & Design and then completed his BA(hons) in Fine Art at Exeter University. As well as several public commissions, he has work in the private collections of Adrian Lester, Helen Mirren and Owen Teale.
ALBION refers to ancient name for Great Britain, a land revered for its great beauty and lush landscape….As an artist Halliday is inspired by what is felt when immersed in nature, inspired by his surroundings in Cumbria.
‘It is the sheer beauty I want to celebrate not a nationality.’ Colin Halliday.
In this show there is a focus on the essence of Britain and soul of the land. Full of energy, this new body of work does not disappoint with approximately forty new paintings in this exhibition all produced in the period since his last London show in 2011.
Hallidays artwork is often linked to the Northern School, especially the paintings produced during his period of living and working in London painting urban and industrial characters prior to his move to Derbyshire in 2006. Colin now paints plein-air in the Derbyshire countryside. These new works have evolved from his studies of the area and further develop on the explorations of Old Masters such as Turner and Constable with expressive bold brushstrokes, building on observations and technique and the use of layering and medium to relate the observations of a scene.
‘Painting is with me but another word for feeling’. Constable
The exhibition runs from July 7 through 26, 2012 and is free and open to the public Mon-Sat, 9am to 6pm at GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill, London. The closest tube and overland stations are Oval and Denmark Hill.
Downloads, invitation, articles and further artist and exhibition information can be viewed on the gallery website www.gxgallery.com .
Notes for Editors: The gallery is free and open to the public from Mon – Sat 9am to 6pm. Colin Halliday is available for interview. Photos and further information are available on request. END.
43 Denmark Hill
T: 020 7703 8396
Exhibition: July 7 - July 26 2012
Artist Reception: 6th July @ 7.30pm
43 Denmark Hill
The nearest train station is the overland Denmark Hill. Oval is the closest tube station and is approximately 15 minutes walk from the gallery. A free shuttle is available from both stations with prior arrangement. Please call +44 (0) 20 7703 8396 to arrange a pick up time.
Opening hours are normal gallery hours, Monday through Saturday 9am to 6pm. To enquire about the opportunity for a private viewing please contact Drummond Cuthbert + 44 (0) 20 7703 8396.