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Exhibitions:
Derek Holland
a restless beauty

19th June to 4th July 2015

Derek Holland Exhibition

 

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Derek Holland (1927-2014) - a restless beauty

Plymouth artist Derek Holland, who sadly died last May, is described by former pupil and Turner Prize winning sculptor, Richard Deacon, as “a wonderful painter, whose way of constructing through drawing, de constructing through painting and then reconstructing with colour is completely absorbing.” Derek Holland studied at The Central School of Arts and Crafts in post-war London where he was soon a prize-winner in the prestigious Young Contemporaries, and joined Roger Hilton and Keith Vaughan on The Central School’s staff. He then took up a teaching post in the West Country, where he rejoined Roger and Rose Hilton, and made new friendships with fellow abstract painters and members of the Newlyn Artists’ Society, including Terry Frost and Alex Mackenzie....more

There are 32 images in this exhibition, 14 are illustrated below, please call 01548 831338 for additional information and prices.

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Derek Holland painting for saleBrittany

Title: Chateaulin, Finistere, Brittany

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 101 x 127cm
Price:NFS

Holland original painting for saleFinistere  Brittany

Title: Brignogan Plage, Finistere, Brittany

Medium: gouache on paper
Size:38 x 56cm
Price: £1250.00

Caunes, MinerboisDerek Holland art for sale

Title: Caunes, Minervois
Medium: gouache on paper
Size: 38 x 56cm
Price: £950

Holland paintings for salePorspoder Finistere Brittany

Title: Porspoder Finistere Brittany
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 38 x 56cm
Price: £1250

Quimperle FinistereBuy Derek Holland originals

Title: Quimperle Finistere
Medium: gouache on paper
Size: 38 x 56cm
Price: £1150

French seascape paintings by Derek HollandRocky Shore Finistere

Title: Rocky Shore Finistere
Medium: gouache on paper
Size: 38 x 56cm
Price: SOLD

paintings by Derek HollandBenodet Finistere

Title: Benodet Finistere
Medium: gouache on paper
Size: 38 x 56cm
Price: £1250

Lodonnec Finistere Original paintings by Derek Holland for sale

Title: Lodonnec Finistere
Medium: gouache on paper
Size: 38 x 56cm
Price: £1250

Derek Holland original art exhibitionPezenas Herault

Title: Pezenas Herault
Medium: gouache on paper
Size: 38 x 56cm
Price: SOLD

Pornic Loire AtlantiqueBuy original Derek Holland artwork

Title: Pornic Loire, Atlantique
Medium: gouache on paper
Size: 38 x 56cm
Price: £1150

Derek Holland pictures for saleRoscoff Finistere

Title: Roscoff, Finistere
Medium: gouache on paper
Size: 34 x 48 cm
Price: £950

Buy French paintings by Derek HollandServian Herault

Title: Servian Herault
Medium: gouache on paper
Size: 38 x 56cm
Price: £950

Sommieres GardOriginal French painting by Derek Holland for Sale

Title: Sommieres Gard
Medium: gouache on paper
Size: 38 x 56cm
Price: £1150

Sommieres Gardla tour de l'Horloge Sommieres Gard

Title: la tour de l'Horloge Sommieres Gard
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 140 x 178cm
Price: NFS

During the 60s and 70s Holland's hard-edge abstraction was regularly exhibited alongside the avant-garde of post-war British and European painting and his ‘Colour Field’ paintings would have surely guaranteed him an established place among his peers of post-war British abstraction. Holland, however, was an artist of a different sensibility and more restless nature. In 1974 he gave up teaching and travelled to France filling countless sketchbooks made on return visits year after year, building up an inexhaustible supply of material to develop his subject matter, back in his studio in Plymouth, into the coastal and rural landscape of France.

Through his mastery of subtle, warm tones, Holland's paintings, like his hero Matisse, achieve a colour-created space, containing a light that radiates from within the painting itself. Over the course of a quarter of a century, his final mature style has developed; the increasingly restless brush marks blending into a sublime radiant harmony. A Restless Beauty - an exhibition of works by Derek Holland is on at the Brownston Gallery from 19th June till 4th July. Private View on Thursday 18th June. Please contact The Brownston Gallery on 01548 831338 to be added to the guest list.

Forthcoming Exhibitions:
Please the gallery to be added to the guest list or for the catalogue
The Blighty Girls - 20th to 27th July
Charles Jamieson - September
Fred Yates - October

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