I would like to extend my warmest welcome to our new gallery artist Chris Mcloughlin. Lancashire based Chris works predominantly in oils. His aim is to capture the conscious experience and awareness of a place. Working from observation and plein air, he is inspired by his senses and emotions by pushing the boundaries of representational painting towards a more phenomenological approach, letting his work attain this magical atmospheric quality.
Chris’s perception of the landscape is translated onto canvas through bold expressive mark making, an intuitive relationship with colour and a delicate understanding of tone. His subjects are invariably places that he knows well and visits often to experience the weather and explore the seasons.
Over the years Chris’s work has taken him to the mountains of Kazakhstan, Italy, Scotland and the Lake District, also to the beaches and cliffs of Malta, Cornwall and Orkney. You will often find him painting plein air, on the coldest of winter days.
Educated in the UK by studying contemporary painting, Chris later devoted more time to studying classical ateiler painting in Europe. He now divides his time between teaching and sharing his knowledge with others, while continuing to develop and experiment with his own painting, which is predominantly landscape based.
Chris’s work is held in many private collections throughout the UK, USA, Europe, Japan and Australia.
We currently have a number of new works on display in the gallery, please do not hesitate to contact me for further assistance.