Art - Richard White & Mark Demsteader

We are proud to showcase the work of talented contemporary British artists at Great Fosters. 

Richard White lives and works in Suffolk and trained at Wimbledon School of Art and Northumbria University, Newcastle. During May and June he undertook a residency at Great Fosters and using the inpsiration of the grounds he produced a new body of work which is currently exhibited in The Estate Grill until 22nd October, 2014.  His work shows a focus on foliage with concentration on structure and shapes. He observes the way in which light falls through the leaves and the variety and complexity of  shapes that are subsequently created.

Richard's paintings have a tendency to be obsessive in their drawing and every shape is painted with all its subtleties. Colour becomes of ever increasing importance to distinguish the depth, light and shade and the hot and cold areas. The slightly extreme colours he uses in some paintings give them a somewhat surreal quality. Richard replaces realism with a detailed exploration of the natural world. Through form and colour he depicts a unified visual effect, which is both abstract and figurative. "My inspiration is drawn from watching the effects of sunlight on nature, whether it be foliage or water and capturing the reflections and distortions it plays upon that particular landscape."
Four years ago, Life - the Gallery's first group exhibition featured the drawings and paintings of Manchester artist, Mark Demsteader.  He rapidly became one of their top selling artists and has attracted quite a following across Surrey and far and beyond. Having already exhibited in London, New York, Belgium, Japan and Hong Kong, Life - the Gallery Amsterdam, held his Dutch Debut in 2013.

Life - the Gallery, UK, are delighted to officially introduce Mark Demsteader as Guest Artist at Great Fosters, 2014. Currently, the charcoal drawing 'Amy Reclined' is on show in The Estate Grill bar and the enchanting oil on canvas, 'Passage 2' sits at the end of the main corridor, drawing considerable attention from staff and guests alike.

                           Richard White                 Richard White

If you are interested in purchasing any paintings please contact Kerry Kelly at Life – the Gallery or call Kerry on 07774 924643.