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EDWARD BEALE


CV 1968 - 72 Camberwell School of Art 1976 - 79 Royal Academy Schools Awards: David Murray Travelling Prize (twice) Edwin Landseer Prize Selected Exhibitions 2003 Piano Nobile Gallery - Solo Exhibition 2007 - 15 The Little Gallery, St Emilion 2010/11 Le Fort Gallery, Bath 2011 - 15 Whittington Fine Art, Henley on Thames 2004 - 2012 Petleys Gallery, Cork Street, London - Nine Annual Solo Exhibitions 2012 NEAC, Mall Galleries 2013 RSPP, Mall Galleries 2013 Panter and Hall, Mixed Exhibition 2013 The Russell Gallery, Christmas Exhibition 2014 Lynn Painter-Stainer Exhibition 2014, 15 Panter and Hall - One Man Exhibition 2014 RSPP, Mall Galleries 2014 Campden Gallery - Mixed Show 2014 Richmond Hill Gallery - works on show Sept/Oct 2014 Tufton Street, Westminster 2015 Lynn Painter-Stainers Exhibition 2015 Brian Sinfield Gallery - Summer Show 2015 Battersea Power Station - September 2016 Whittington Fine Art. Works on display 2016 The Lovely Gallery. Works on paper - April, May 2016 Brian Sinfield. Works on display Dean Clough, Halifax. One Man Exhibition, 11 June - 30 August Jack House Gallery, Portsmouth. 15 July - 20 August My paintings are about how things feel as much as how they look. Working in front of the subject gives a sense of immediacy and being outside in the elements always presents unexpected episodes and occurrences. Coping with these keeps the whole painting process vital and exciting. The balance between control and chance means that a painting will undergo numerous states before it reaches a conclusion. While I am methodical about the practical aspects of painting, the process itself may go through a chaotic phase until I arrive at the end result. Drawing gives the underlying structure but the brush marks must stand for the thing I am painting in a way that makes the viewer intensely aware of the paint itself. Working wet-into-wet can make the paint build up to an impasto. Working on the spot sets certain limitations and so the biggest landscapes are usually no more than 2 by 4 feet. I paint on wooden panels prepared with a white ground. The locality where I live in Lambeth has undergone much change over the last few decades and my paintings form a documentation of demolition and rebuilding. When possible I paint from rooftops to get a wide vantage point and to overcome some of the practical difficulties of painting at pavement level. For a few months I was given access to a 5th floor balcony on the Albert Embankment from where there were unimpeded views upstream towards Battersea and Vauxhall and downstream towards Westminster. New building developments have already altered those views. For some years I have painted near the Pyrenees around Ceret. There are interesting contrasts between the orchards in blossom and the higher ground which is a wilderness of dry wooded scrubland inhabited by wild boar. The Tramontane wind affects the landscape, making the cork oaks bend and grow in irregular shapes. The area presents a different colour and tonal range as the light is so much stronger than at home. A few years ago I painted in the Segovia region of Spain which is on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. The countryside is beautiful with early crops of corn, but it is also tinged with an atmosphere created by herds of grazing fighting bulls and vultures flying above. Developments in response to working in the open apply to studio work. I look for the fundamental dynamics of composition, colour and form to create a sense of rhythm and movement. Portraits and life painting present unique problems. I try and convey the fleshiness and presence of the sitter. Resemblance is very much to the fore when painting people yet it is one of the most subjective and fluid elements. Each painting presents unique problems and finding solutions makes the process endlessly fascinating.


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Green Ship moving towards Thames Bank

EDWARD BEALE

oil on canvas 16 x 40 in 7100.00

Sunset with Two Birds in Flight

EDWARD BEALE

oil on canvas 10 x 12 in 2500

Gerberas and Lilies in a Glass Jug

EDWARD BEALE

oil on board 32 x 20 in 7000

Docks, Canada Geese flying over Orchard Wharf

EDWARD BEALE

oil on canvas 31 x 40 in 11,000

Penistone Hill, near Haworth

EDWARD BEALE

oil on canvas 16 x 24 in 4800

Segovia Cathedral in the plains of Castille

EDWARD BEALE

oil on canvas 24 x 48 in 10500

Farmland at the Edge of the Moor

EDWARD BEALE

oil on canvas 19 x 24 in 5500

Flowers with Lilies and Grapefruit

EDWARD BEALE

oil on board 24 x 32 in 7000

Yellow Lilies in a Yellow Pot

EDWARD BEALE

oil on board 24 x 30 in 7000