Media - Oil Paintings
Email - email@example.com
Website - www.garthbayley.co.uk
I was born in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa where I was always encouraged to use my creative expression. I studied art up to Matric where I focused on oils. I was lucky enough to have a great teacher that gave me a wonderful grounding.
I then went on to have a highly successful career as a Chef and Restaurateur winning many awards and accolades. After 25 years in the hospitality industry I decided to go back to my roots in painting and I am rediscovering the joys of being more creative. I am now at the stage that I feel that I can be critical of my own work allowing me to move in new directions.
I love to work loosely and with bright colours drawing from life and keeping the sense of place or person while drawing on abstract ideas. I love the addition of man made objects in a landscape and this is starting to be a theme after moving to North West Cambridgeshire, gaining inspiration from long walks and drives. I work with snapshots often incorporating different views to give the feel of the landscape.
My other passion is the use of the human form especially the male physique and the use of lighting and movement. I often get my ideas from press cuttings for plays and the theatre. I like to capture the essence of movement often without giving exact form but rather an impression of the figures. Often the dilemma is when to stop painting and not over paint the details.
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