Adam Beaumont

Private view: 09 April 18:00-20:00

Exhibition: 06 - 30 April 2022
12:00-18:00 Wednesday- Saturday

Growing up on the edge of the Peak District National Park, combined with a period in Cornwall, has dealt Adam a lifetime of naturally inspiring landscapes to draw on.

From the mizzly greys of the Cornish sea mist to the rusty reds of the Peaks' rugged outcrops, the moody swagger and weather-beaten character of both places run deep in Adam's paintings.

Adam works primarily with oil paint, building up layers to form rich textures and balanced compositions. Adding mediums allows Adam to create multiple layers of glazes, giving each piece a unique depth and glow. Layers are rubbed away with instinctive spontaneity – either in part or sometimes entirely – until the desired atmosphere emerges.

Never literal depictions of place, Adam’s work explores the landscapes that live on in memory – lending it an intriguing ambiguity. Always open to interpretation, his paintings create an elemental expanse for the viewer to lose themselves in.

Adam’s style encapsulates the texture of the earth, soil, the mistiness and obscure depth of the sky and the blurred space in between. Finding the process of art intriguing, Adam draws inspiration from the line of the horizon, ambiguity, Cornwall, Turner and Anselm Kiefer

Adam Beaumont undertook a residency at the Fish Factory in Penryn, in 2019.