Thursday, 21 June 2018

Portrait is so dashed familiar somehow

A PAINTER who had his first exhibition in Henley as a 16-year-old schoolboy is back in

A PAINTER who had his first exhibition in Henley as a 16-year-old schoolboy is back in town with a show featuring portraits of a number of well-known local characters.

Julian Gordon Mitchell: New Works opened at the Old Fire Station Gallery in Upper Market Place yesterday (Thursday) and runs until Tuesday.

Those portrayed include Nansi Diamond, a stalwart of the Kenton Theatre stage for more than 30 years, and bespoke tailor Simon Dowling. Julian Gordon Mitchell said: “I love the Edwardian swagger portrait and I’m keen to bring some of that ‘dash’ back into modern portraiture.”

The 47-year-old figurative artist’s work has been exhibited widely in the UK and abroad.

He shows regularly at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.



Opening times at the Old Fire Station Gallery are 10am to 5pm daily.



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