‘Painting, Drawings & Gouaches’ – Patrick Heron

20 February 1985 — 30 March 1985

The forthcoming show at the Castlefield Gallery features the work of PATRICK HERON CBE… internationally recognised painter, and widely respected critic, writer and lecturer on contemporary art.

Patrick Heron lives in Zennor, Cornwall and has long been associated with the St Ives group of painter and sculptor who work in that area, such as Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Peter Lanyon and Bryan Winter. Our show co-insides with an exhibition of the ‘St Ives Group’ at the Tate Gallery, London (13 Feb- 14 April.)

The artist produces most of his work at Zennor, where his house is perched on the seaward side of a twisting road that climbs up to the moors of West Pen with, and has spectacular views on every side. Although Patrick Heron is not a landscape painter, his surroundings have clearly affected his work. The shapes he uses in his painting often refer to the shapes of the coastline. Heron’s painting are characterised by striking combinations of vibrant colour. “Painting should start in that multi-coloured, and at first amorphous, texture of coloured light, which is what fills your vision, from eyelid to eyelid when you open your eyes.” (Patrick Heron 1973.)

Patrick Heron will be present at the Private View on Tuesday 19th February at 6pm. Come along and meet him and enjoy a glass of wine.