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Language of Paint: Iain Andrews & Richard Kenton


Atkinson Gallery, Millfield

4 November 7 December 2013

Private View: Friday 8 November, 7-9pm.


Language of Paint at the Atkinson Gallery invites you to take an epic exploration

into the world of colour. We bring together two artists, Iain Andrews and

Richard Kenton Webb, whose practices are steeped in colour and rooted in the romantic and metaphysical traditions.

Shortlisted for the 2010 Jerwood Fellowship, winner of the Marmite Prize for Painting in 2011 and selected as an

emerging artist to watch in BBC2’s School of Saatchi, Iain Andrews blurs the boundaries between abstraction and

figuration, creating a vital, living dialogue with the viewer.

‘My painting begins, both with a particular folk tale and also an image from art history a painting that may then be

used as a starting point from which to playfully but reverently deviate.’

Sensuous yet contemplative, Andrews’ paintings have a depth and painterliness, yet they evoke lightness of spirit.

Described by Graham Crowley as, a genuinely ‘fresh’ voice, an intelligent man who as a painter seems to tread a

singular path,’ Iain Andrews currently practises as artist in residence and Art Psychotherapist at Trinity High School in


Richard Kenton Webb’s work moves across many different mediums, from drawing and painting to printmaking and

sculpture. For him, colour works as both language and form, and like a piece of music it can produce an emotional

response and speak to the viewer in a fundamental, intuitive way.

Webb describes his work, which takes inspiration from the great English landscape

painters and the Cotswold landscape in which he lives as a visual poem, a dialogue

between the artist and his medium which explores the meaning behind colour and

translates it to the viewer, opening a world of possibilities.

Using pure and often rare pigments from all over the world Webb’s work is

represented in larger paintings and multi-coloured linocuts, each exact in intensity

and detail. He exhibits widely and internationally, is a Senior Lecturer at the

University of the West of England and taught at the Slade School of Fine Art.

We are delighted to welcome both artists to the Atkinson Gallery in November. FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE


t. 01458 444322

Images: The Eat Me, Iain Andrews / Earth Orange-Red The song of the dentists son, Richard Kenton Webb