PAINTINGS BY ANTHONY ADOLPH
After some encouragement, I am happy to announce that I am now accepting commissions for pen and ink drawings, watercolours and oil paintings.
I can work from life, from sketches, and also from photographs and am happy to discuss commissions by telephone and e-mail, or personal visit if close enough. Paintings of houses can be accompanied by research into house history.
A VERY BRIEF RESUME OF MY WORK AS AN ARTIST
I have enjoyed drawing and painting all my life, as my mother’s collection of memorabilia attests:
By the early 1980s, I had become a keen painter of nature, and this love has remained with me ever since.
This love of painting led to the sale of a few watercolours of plants in 1983, that made me a decent bit of pocket money.
I gained an A – my only one – in art ‘A’ level and continued painting. I even considered a career as a professional artist, but in the end my interest in history prevailed, so I studied history at university and then studied genealogy, and allowed writing to take over. When I did paint, it was on an historical theme.
I also drew some illustrations for my articles and published books, such as Brutus of Troy.
After a long period of dormancy, my interest in painting revived a few years ago, whilst studying the life and art of my 4 x great grandfather Perry Nursey. Nursey believed passionately in studying and painting from nature, and this was a love he passed on to his sons and to his neighbour and junior, Thomas Churchyard. Though long dead, Nursey and Churchyard have both taught me, constantly, by example and my current work is based explicitly on theirs, albeit sometimes with (an inevitably) more contemporary styles breaking through. I spent the first year working in watercolour and pen and ink.
I then graduated to oil painting, also following the lead of Nursey and Churchyard, though always I suppose testing the boundaries.
The Wye Valley between Monmouth and Redbrook (looking back to Redbrook), 2 November 2021
Please feel free to contact me to discuss commissioning a picture.