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Gerard Tunney

Joined Artfinder: May 2020

Artworks for sale: 7

United Kingdom

About Gerard Tunney

 
 
  • Biography

    Most of my work is largely influenced by experiences of working in the theatre linked to a series of theatrical fine art residencies with The Birmingham Royal Ballet, Opera North, Northern Sinfonia. These paintings are a selection of recent paintings influenced by theatre, Shakespeare,  poetry,  myth (in its most generic sense). The dominant themes that emerge are the capacity for these subjects to transform and change painting into something that is both magical and operatic through the use of costumes, lighting, sets etc.
     Most of my paintings are acrylic on canvas which combines the spontaneity of watercolour with the sturdiness of oil paint. Acrylic dries fairly quickly so that I can generate an immediacy within the work as it progresses. So the paintings retain the element of freshness that I am always trying to capture. These technical experiences have enabled me to participate in demonstration classes for magazines, books, workshops etc. I have shown widely across the U.K. but mostly across the  South and London galleries.

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  • Education

    1984 - 1986

    University of Northumbria

    1971 - 1975

    Sunderland University

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Education

1984 - 1986

University of Northumbria

1971 - 1975

Sunderland University


There are no upcoming events


 

Biography


Most of my work is largely influenced by experiences of working in the theatre linked to a series of theatrical fine art residencies with The Birmingham Royal Ballet, Opera North, Northern Sinfonia. These paintings are a selection of recent paintings influenced by theatre, Shakespeare,  poetry,  myth (in its most generic sense). The dominant themes that emerge are the capacity for these subjects to transform and change painting into something that is both magical and operatic through the use of costumes, lighting, sets etc.
 Most of my paintings are acrylic on canvas which combines the spontaneity of watercolour with the sturdiness of oil paint. Acrylic dries fairly quickly so that I can generate an immediacy within the work as it progresses. So the paintings retain the element of freshness that I am always trying to capture. These technical experiences have enabled me to participate in demonstration classes for magazines, books, workshops etc. I have shown widely across the U.K. but mostly across the  South and London galleries.

 
 
 
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