By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece Exhibitions of works by British landscape artist Gerald Marsland (born 1963 in Watford, England).
Gerald brought up in Fleet, Hampshire before moving to Norfolk, England in 1990. A former Civil Servant, working in London, he had been painting seriously for many years before turning professional in 2003.
Gerald first found critical acclaim when he was awarded 'Best Painting' at the 2004 Eastern Open Arts Competition. The Eastern Open attracts over 2,000 entries each year from artists, living or working in the eastern counties of England. It was the first time Gerald had submitted work to the competition and it was selected by Graham Crowley, Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art in London.
This achievement was quickly followed when he won the award for 'Most Popular Picture' at the 2005 Eastern Open, an award voted for by the visiting public. In 2010, Gerald also won the 'Most Popular Painting' Award at the South Holland Open Arts Exhibition, again voted for by the visiting public.
Gerald was featured in the British television series on ITV , 'Coastal Inspirations' and has been interviewed on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Norfolk. His work forms part of many collections including those of The Countess of Leicester and the Cadbury Collection and features in art magazines, both national and regional including, The Artist, Arts East and The Norfolk Journal.
Graham Crowley wrote of Gerald's work:
"Some of the most fascinating developments in recent British Art have not looked like 'Modern' or 'state approved' art. In fact the very notion of the 'modern, has been called into question. Gerald Marsland's paintings reflect this tendency. Gerald's paintings' seem familiar and they should; they are oil paintings' of the landscape. Gerald's achievement is to make landscape paintings that attempt to address and overcome this familiarity. He does this by painting pictures that are both intense and compelling. The paintings are accessible and resonant. They do what landscape paintings have done for centuries' force us to reflect upon our place."
- Image of the Day -
"Misty Mountains, Rowardennan, Loch Lomond, Scotland"
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Gerald Marsland (Born 1963)
Feature Artist Bio
August 31, 2015
ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO (see above)
FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/artistgeraldmarsland?fref=ts
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