Painting Too – 3rd to 24th November 2013

I am very happy to be included in this exciting exhibition. Thank you to David Manley, and the HMS organization for making it happen.

HMS programme

The exhibition is now ended.  See a short video here…

p1110642-to-p  (to -P), 2012   Terry Greene

When I came to cast ‘The Discipline Of Painting’ it was clear that current abstraction is in rude good health…and not only in terms of a more formalist response.  At some point in my deliberations Andy Parkinson suggested that I make contact with Terry Greene (whom we both knew through his blogs) and that Terry might be up for exhibiting some work at the Mill. So I set to rejigging the programme to squeeze in a second painting show.  Of course ‘The Indiscipline Of Painting’ was a title already taken (my show being a tongue in cheek riposte to that) so another title was required.  I toyed briefly with one or two ideas around the notion that this show (Terry himself suggested it be a group exhibition) would concentrate on work that…

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Have you met…Paul Corvers?

Untitled (665) Untitled (665) 24 x 30 cm, oil on panel

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24 x 30 cm, oil on panel

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Paul Corvers.

 Untitled (630) 35 x 40 cm, oil on panel

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35 x 40 cm, oil on panel

1953 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

1977-1982: Art Academy St. Joost in Breda.

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24 x 30 cm, oil on panel

“I generally start from a concrete idea. This idea is usually connected to things that I am working on or that keep me busy, and is often landscape related. My inspiration is frequently sparked by little pencil sketches — often not much bigger than a matchbox — based on observations that I have made in the countryside. I also make sketches from photos I have taken. Sometimes it is a combination of these things. There are many of such little drawings in my studio. I often flick through them when I want to start working on a new painting. Once I am working, I let myself be influenced by what happens; the next steps usually present themselves automatically. If not, then I just give it some time.” PC quote Studio Critical.

Untitled (662) Untitled (662) 50 x 50 cm, oil on cotton

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Untitled (662)
50 x 50 cm, oil on cotton

Other material relating to Paul Corvers.

Artsits website:

Artist blog:

Studio Critical: Paul Corvers

ArtSlant: Paul Corvers

Structure and Imagery: Paul Corvers

Undercover Painter: Paul Corvers

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