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painting of a group of figures

Night Watch

Artist: 
Paul Gildea NEAC
£29,000.00
painting of a figure in an interior space

Balloon

Artist: 
Paul Gildea NEAC
£4,000.00
painting of an outdoor scene

Acre Lane

Artist: 
Paul Gildea NEAC
£3,000.00
portrait of a girl lying down and looking at her phone

Snapchat

Artist: 
Paul Gildea NEAC
£1,200.00
painting of a portrait of a young boy

Like a saint

Artist: 
Paul Gildea NEAC
£6,000.00
painting of 2 figures in an interior

Salute

Artist: 
Paul Gildea NEAC
£8,000.00
painting of a Black Feather

Black Feather

Artist: 
Paul Gildea NEAC
£500.00
painting of an outdoor scene

Shadow on Wall

Artist: 
Paul Gildea NEAC
£500.00
painting of a woman's head

Asleep as Lisa

Artist: 
Paul Gildea NEAC
£500.00

About

Artist Statement

Painting straight on. No photographs, no digital process, no technology. Painting physical, about being there, stood in the sea, being with the model. Like coffee, cheese, sex, cycling, having a bath, it's best done - not just thought through. This is not conceptual, ideological or idealised, this is the most down to earth, intense observation, before the light changes, the bus moves, the tide covers the flat sand or the children can't be persuaded anymore. Lost in shadow or bleached out in light , the material weight of things keeps disappearing, like the things themselves, fugitive, gone. Painting them, reproducing them, fixes them, like the bison on a cave wall.

 

Method of Working

Paints directly from life, oils on canvas, never retouching after the model has gone.

Biographical Details

Currently a part time tutor at Kensington & Chelsea College and Heatherley's Art School
1976-79 Middlesex Polytechnic
1975-76 Camberwell School of Arts