Contemporary Fine art Gallery in South Devon

John Grice

Own Art at the Brownston Gallery

John Grice’s paintings take the traditional approach to still life, but quietly subvert expectations through unusual juxtapositions. He attempts to present his large scale works in a grander, more intense light. His imagery is often enhanced by the presence of birds that help provide direction and narrative. Outcomes generate a ‘tension of opposites’ as the birds are chosen in deliberate contrast to any notions of decoration. The paintings thereby gain vitality and meaning....

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John Grice’s paintings take the traditional approach to still life, but quietly subvert expectations through unusual juxtapositions. He attempts to present his large scale works in a grander, more intense light. His imagery is often enhanced by the presence of birds that help provide direction and narrative. Outcomes generate a ‘tension of opposites’ as the birds are chosen in deliberate contrast to any notions of decoration. The paintings thereby gain vitality and meaning.

John has shown his work in group exhibitions at The Royal West of England Academy; Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Bath; Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery; Innocent Fine Art, Bristol; Alveston Gallery Penzance. He won the ‘Brownston Gallery Painting Prize’ at The South West Academy Open Exhibition 2016.

Original Paintings for sale by John Grice