‘‘The places I paint have been visited many times in mind. I am drawn to certain abstract forms, themes and compositions. I feel the invisible patterns made by our presence,the trails and shapes we leave,as part of some relationship with a place, and the interaction of those patterns with other shapes and the sky.’’
Born in Leeds in 1954, John Fieldhouse began to concentrate on painting some 20 years ago, exhibiting in galleries in and around Newcastle, also contributing to mixed shows in London. In 1994, John collaborated with another artist to setup The Chatton Gallery. After three years in partnership he decide to concentrate on painting full time.
John Fieldhouse has been painting in the Borders area for the past sixteen years with a brief sojourn to try out life in Southern Spain. This lapse was short lived and a return to the landscape in which he feels most at home has resulted in a series of very successful shows.
Over the past decade John has built up a strong following in the North for his evocative, loosely brushed watercolours which seem to capture effortlessly the quality of light and grandness of scale of Northumberland. Sketching and using water-based media John is inspired by shadow play and sudden dramatic changes in the quality of light on land and water.
In his recent body of work, exploring the Tweed River system has provided John with further dimension and exciting possibilities, and this new exhibition (information below) is felt by many who have had a sneak preview to be amongst his best work. Changes of light, shade, movement, and mood still dominate and give his ever-growing base of enthusiastic followers a visual treat.
Saturday September 30th - 3pm - 8pm
Sunday 1st October - 12:30pm - 6pm
The FoyerJesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace, Jesmond
The first in a series of pop up shows of some of my latest work from the past two years. I will be attending both days, to be on hand to discuss the pictures with any interested visitors, and there will be provide refreshments.
For lovers of my work, this really is a not-to-be missed exhibition. All visitors are extremely welcome, and entry to the exhibition is free!