He creates images of brooding land and seascapes that are episodic documents of the painter’s close attention to the world around him. His is a world of elemental churning, punctuated by moments of calm observation.
His use of colour is subtle. Skies are tinted with lemon yellows and tangerine oranges, which glow against blue-grey tonalities. He demonstrates a preference for dramatic silhouette graphically picked out in inky-blacks and carbonized blues. Architectural form and detail are finely drawn.
To many of us, especially in the UK, Timothy Spall needs no introduction. He is an actor well-known and famous enough to be a household name. His thorough preparation for his award-winning role as Mr Turner in the eponymous film, laid the groundwork for this foray into painting.
Trees are an intricate network of interwoven tendrils. A More gestural handling of the brush is used to describe sea and sky. Complex layering and vigorous scumbling builds an impression of atmospheric weather effects.