JONATHAN ROSS - GALLERY 286
'LIE OF THE LAND'
Lie of the Land 3 oil on canvas 132 x 109
RECENT PAINTINGS BY OLIVIA STANTON JUNE 12 - JULY 30 2010
Returning for her fourth exhibition, Olivia Stanton is one of Gallery 286's most
accomplished and popular artists.
Reviewers of her previous shows have written:
"Her work is landscape-based, but betrays a leaning towards abstraction which tightens the
structure of her paintings substantially. This, coupled with a sophisticated understanding of colour
used both descriptively and decoratively, accounts for the strength of her work. She draws with
lyrical precision and has a real feeling for paint"
Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator
"Her abstract paintings with their rich colour harmonies and flowing shapes based on plant and
landscape forms, natural and manmade, seem lyrical at first sight - full of movement, sunlight
and shadow, with jazzy riffs of colour and pattern. But they also give off the sense of unrest,
even chaos, which is controlled with careful discipline....Shapes and movement are wild, sensuous
and complicated, but the paint is neatly rubbed into the canvas, the contours clear and
controlled. Perhaps it is this contradiction, a feeling of opposing forces at work, that gives the
work its unexpected enigmatic quality".
Jane Rye The Week
The artist’s hard work over many years has paid off and it is a wise person who invests in her
work now, as well as enjoying the paintings, as one day her work will be of far greater value than
it appears today. Olivia Stanton is not just an ordinary professional artist, she is an exceptional
painter. Details of her work will appear in the next edition of “Dictionary of Artists in Great
Britain since 1945” and she well deserves to be there!
Heather Waddell London Art and Artists Guide
GALLERY 286 is at 286 EARL'S COURT ROAD LONDON SW5 9AS
(2 minutes walk south from Earl's Court Tube)
Viewing by appointment or email jross@gallery286 for a Private view invitation
T: 020 7370 2239
PREVIEW THE EXHIBITION AT http://www.gallery286.com/stanton/index.html
Gallery 286 is a private house gallery with a prize-wining garden, a surprising oasis amidst
the bustle of cosmopolitan Earl's Court. Its well-preserved Victorian interior and
welcoming atmosphere make it one of London's most original exhibition spaces.
The garden will be open to the public during Private Views and for the Chelsea and Earl's