Contemporary Fine art Gallery in South Devon

Anthony Amos (1950-2010)
UNSEEN AND UNSUNG 14 - 29 September 2018

It takes someone very special to take an old rusting hull and turn it into a thing of beauty. And yet that is exactly what the late marine artist Anthony Amos did in his stunning paintings. Drawing on his vast experience of life at sea, working on every kind of boat including fishing trawlers, tankers, tugs and cargo ships, Amos created beautiful paintings that bring to life scenes from a bygone era.

There are women pulling together to haul in a heavy boat, men coaxing horses to launch a lifeboat in the roaring surf, seamen sharing a joke as they mend the ropes, or a donkey waiting patiently while the men unload their cargo. In his hands old working tugs become majestic titans of the sea, tractors on the beach look stylish and elegant, and men's gnarled hands look strong and honest. In his later years he painted huge skies that seem to go on forever, creating a sense of freedom and tranquility.

Amos's work has a unique, raw quality that is rarely seen. Perhaps it is because he preferred to paint with his fingers, a bit of rag and the wrong end of a brush or perhaps it is because he had a natural gift, an insight to a particular way of life, which taps into the nostalgia that lies within us all.

Please for details on the paintings below or any further information you may require.

If you have an Amos painting and either need a valuation or if you are thinking of selling, we would be very happy to help.

home on the shore

Home on the Shore

On the French Coast painting for sale

On the French Coast

baotes in the surf

Boats in the Surf

becalmed

Becalmed

Dartmoor sunset

Dartmoor Sunset

The Skimmers

The Skimmers

Sailing at sunset

Sailing at Sunset

On the French Coast painting for sale

Hedgerow Path

Tractors on the shore

Tractors on the Shore

 

Own Art at the Brownston Gallery

 

Archive of Previous Exhibitions:

Barry Kelly - Summer's Air - August 2018

Jerry Browning - Evolution - June 2018

Human Endeavour - May 2018

Tales from the Edge Exhibition, Mayfair, London 2018

South West Academy 2018

From Devon with Love 2018

Winter 2017 - The Art of Giving

Julie Ellis 2017

Barry Kelly - Sunny Sands. Stormy Skies 2017

John Hurford - Nature Paintings 2017

Jerry Browning - India 2017

South West Academy Exhibition 2017

The Art of Giving

Devon Boys II

A South Hams Summer 2016

Jerry Browning - Islands of Memory

Colour of the Colour

The South West Academy Exhibition 2016

 

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