30 x 28 cm
Pure pigment on gesso on surface on board
About the Artist
Anthony Heywood's paintings have evolved over the last five years. The process began with the intention of developing a technique of applying pure pigment mixed with specific resins. Heywood applied this mixture to stone and marble surfaces and found that it remained fast, bright, permanent and weatherproof. Once he had developed the techniques of application which enabled the pigment to remain robust and consistent, he applied the technique to a series of sculptures. These sculptures have been successfully exhibited in Britain and Europe. Heywood researched and developed his ideas by working on a variety of surfaces and sourced his colours from every part of the globe, from Argentina to China. The culmination of Heywood's efforts is a series of paintings on gesso and board, which he is profiling with View Gallery. Another aspect of Heywood's paintings is an intensive study of other artist's experiences with colour and light. Influences from Paul Kale to the cave paintings in Lascaux are evident in Heywood's work. He is fascinated with the juxtaposition of colours and how they function. For Heywood, one of the most exciting aspects of working with pure pigment is viewing the works in the 'golden hour' before sunrise and following sunset. He says '"As Cézanne and other artists have commented, the golden hour is when the light allows the colours to be at their most vibrant, it is when the full discourse with nature and the luminosity of the colours can be witnessed.'"