‘A Tribute to J.M.W Turner’

A solo exhibition by Darren Stevenson

Wednesday 3rd March – Saturday 24th April 2021

Having originally studied engineering, Darren turned to painting whilst completing a masters degree in fine art drawing inspiration from many great artists and sculptors including Schiele, Richter, Auerbach, Giacometti, Moore, Frink and Reg Butler. But none more so than the great master Joseph Mallord William Turner RA, known in his time as William Turner…

     ‘If I go to a gallery and see a Turner piece, I can stand for an hour working out how he’s actually painted – where he’s started, why is that colour there and so on. And I try to bring that back to the studio.’

In his work, Darren captures the expressive colours Turner used in his own imaginative land and seascapes and has been known to spend hours in rain or shine sitting static to finish his pieces. His use of oil and sandpaper give his pieces a greattextual quality that perfectly embodies the harsh, volatile and sometimes savage beauty of nature in extreme weather conditions. His wistful brushstrokes not only give a ferocious edge, due to the subject matter itself, but also showcase the wonderful romance of nature.

Darren travels from coast to coast to find his inspiration and oil sketches in situ. There follows a series of paintings, developed from those sketches, back in his studio. Darren’s work is exhibited in galleries throughout the UK and collected nationally and internationally.  His work is always extremely popular at Gallery 6 with a growing number of regular collectors.

All paintings in this exhibition are small affordable works of art in the style of the great master himself William Turner.  Everybody will be able to find a small area of wall space in their home, office or study for some of these glorious pieces.

 
 
 

CATALOGUE

All sizes refer to framed work

Blue Coast II
Oil on board
41.5 x 47cm
£250

Sultry Night
Oil on board
65cm x 76.5cm
£795

The Cruel Sea I
Oil on board
26cm x 33.5cm
£150

The Cruel Sea II
Oil on board
26cm x 33.5cm
£150

Solitaire
Oil on board
27.5cm x 27.5cm
£150

Cloud Dance
Oil on board
38.5cm x 40.5cm
£225

Surviving the Storms
Oil on board
30cm x 37.5cm
£150

Surviving the Storm II
Oil on board
37cm x 44cm
SOLD

Crimson Blush
Oil on board
27cm x 36.5cm
£250

The Blushing Sky
Oil on board
27cm x 36.5cm
£250

Love of the Sea
Oil on board
30.5cm x 52cm
£275

Storm Clouds Approaching
Oil on board
30.5cm x 52cm
£275

Golden Haze
Oil on board
30cm x 39cm
£295

Storm Ahead
Oil on board
30cm x 37.5cm
£150

Blue Coast I
Oil on board
39cm x 53cm
£250

Memories
Oil on board
34cm x 45cm
£325

The Miracle of the Sail
Oil on board
26cm x 28.5cm
£75

Plain Sailing
Oil on board
26cm x 28.5cm
£75

Crossing the Ocean
Oil on board
30cm x 37.5cm
£150

Sunburst
Oil on board
45.5cm x 36.5cm
£325

Two’s Company
Oil on board
25cm x 30cm
£100

Three’s a Crowd
Oil on board
25cm x 30cm
£100

Norfolk Sky I
Oil on board
32cm x 41.5cm
£175

Norfolk Sky II
Oil on board
26cm x 36cm
£175

Where the Sea Takes Us
Oil on board
37cm x 44cm
£200