Archie Prentice joins us for his second exhibition at Lauderdale House, following a previous exhibition shortly before the pandemic.
Archie on his upcoming exhibition:
"There has been plenty of time since my first exhibition to accumulate work from Scotland, Cornwall and France, mostly finished in my studio beside the railway bridge between Chalk Farm and Primrose Hill. These paintings are figurative landscapes in oil on canvas and board. I started to work in oil when I retired over 10 years ago and studied part-time for two years at Central St Martins.
There I learned that my lifelong but very intermittent drawing and painting skills were painfully inadequate and I have had to work continuously from then on to meet this challenge of painting the scene.
I work on site, from drawings, from photographs and from memory. Teachers at St Martins were clear that any source was legitimate which was a liberating lesson. Use of all and any sources reveals more depth to the observed scene. I try to capture not just image but atmosphere so the image is sometimes loose, maybe the looser the better."
You can find further information on Archie and his work via his website.