Norfolk-based painter Garry Pereira has lived, studied and worked in Norwich for almost twenty years. Reflected in his beautiful oil paintings of the British countryside – and particularly crashing waves – Pereira's adoration for the Norfolk and Suffolk landscape is clear.
"I am fascinated with waves, the structure of a wave, and it becomes hypnotic, I suppose," says Pereira, who spends hours at a time watching and sketching North Sea waves crashing against the coastline.
This autumn, from 17 October to 2 November, Pereira will be showcasing a selection of new works in his 'Stand and Stare' exhibition at the Osborne Studio Gallery in Belgravia, London.
The artist, who makes his own oil paints using traditional methods picked up on a course in Rome, works on and stores much of his artwork in his 18th-century almshouse, warmed by a wood burning stove.
"I will be making the work up until the deadline, but there will be large meadow paintings of Norfolk, large woodland paintings of Norfolk, Scotland and Wales, a series of big waves made on location incorporating sea water and gold leaf, large oak tree paintings, the dunes of Norfolk, trees in blossom and waterfalls, as well as a serious of around fifty small studies that are instant responses to the landscape."
Garry Pereira's 'Stand and Stare' Exhibition
When: 17 October to 2 November
Where: Osborne Studio Gallery in Belgravia, London
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