New Exhibitions in 2016 January 14 2016
Purple Gallery will host four major exhibitions this year featuring new work by established artists, but also introducing the work of new artists later in the year. The first show in 2016 will feature the work of Colin Carruthers, who has been exhibiting here in Birmingham since the gallery opened in April 2005.
As viewers of art, we tend to naturally focus on an artist's finished work - but some painting techniques draw our attention to the artist's process. Impasto is one of these techniques. Colin creates textured surfaces by applying paint to the canvas as thickly as possible. The oil paint dries slowly, allowing him to build layers in which the marks of the palette knife are often still visible - creating interesting and dramatic effects.
image: Among the Wild Angelica
Oil on canvas
40 cm x 40 cm