ref: j7q Mar 13-24 2012 THE ARTHOUSE GALLERY Michael Gough - Open a 'pdf' of this press release - return to Galleries PR Index

A retrospective exhibition of works by

MICHAEL GOUGH (1932 – 2009)

‘One Man’s Landscape’

14th to 24th March 2012

Private View

Wednesday 24th March

from 5.00 to 8.00 pm.

22 Post Office Road, The Square, Bournemouth BH1 1BA

The sensitive light-filled landscape paintings of Michael Gough

contain that subtle English poetry born of a meditative approach to,

and intimate appreciation of, nature. With their high horizon lines,

empty yet delicately nuanced yellow foregrounds and sense of

gently tilted topographic perspective they carry that vital tension

between abstract concretion and the illusion of spatial depth.

Gough’s output was modest but of high quality. His long and

distinguished teaching career culminating as Vice Principal of

Bournemouth College of Art restricted his artistic output; his practice

as a painter was perhaps subordinate to his services to art education.

His love of young people made him an open, inclusive, unprejudiced

and sympathetic teacher but during vacations and after retirement

he produced work in response to those locations - the New Forest

near his Sway home, the Peak District and North Wales - that most

inspired him. Peter Davies 2012 (extract)