Born in Malaysia from Scots and Australian heritage, Howard Arthur is an emerging artist who works mainly in oils and pastels –particularly in plein-air landscape, portrait and figure studies. His paintings combine contemporary impressionist realism, with a love of colour and solid and expressive gestural drawing.

This series is about his love for the Sydney coastline. Surging tides and surf pound at the cliffs in their elemental play, with the winds and clouds soaring overhead under the sun. For contrast, there’s also a street-scene from a quiet French village where he also studied, a Norman church wall, cast-iron lanterns and empty shop-fronts.

Private view on Wednesday 29 May 6-8.30pm
The Brick Lane Gallery – The Annexe, 93 – 95 Sclater Street, Shoreditch, London E1 6SA, UK

Howard Arthur Tweedie, Jenna at Whale Beach, oil on linen

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