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Friend Of The Month, June – Pip Seymour

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Soft Shock, Oil On Linen. . .

This month I would like to introduce Philip ‘Pip’ Seymour, an artist friend who will be displaying some of his recent work on my website, so it seemed appropriate to tell you more about him at this time. .

Pip Seymour

Born, 1962 – Bradford, Yorkshire.

Pip Seymour is a painter and writer, based in London and Italy. He trained at Winchester School of Art in the early 1980s, within the orbit of abstract painters Clyde Hopkins and Vanessa Jackson.

His work relates strongly to experience of landscape: currently the complex field patterns within the mezzadria cultivation methods of the farming community in the Alta Tenna, le Marche region, Italia. Recent influences include (yet) another look at the Fauves – especially Braque landscapes and the raw challenge of the Bretagne painters. A fondness for the palette and application techniques of Ivon Hitchins and William Scott also persist, as does an increasing desire to lose form and subject in favour of painterly exudations…..

Pip teaches at the Prince’s Drawing Studio in London and also produces bespoke artists’ colours for a number of European art material companies. His wife, Susan Ward-Booth is a restorer of painted and gilded furniture, new and old. She studied in Florence, in the atmospheric, rarefied workshops of that city’s best gilders and decorators. Their studio workshop in Camberwell is a Dickensian attic, crammed full of antiquities, colourful pigments, with ornate frames and chairs hanging from the rafters.

If you want to learn more about Pip’s work, enquire about pigments, pastels and paints, or even commission a work, then please contact me at Ebury Trading and I will pass on your details.

Please check the ‘Paintings’ section of my website for an example of some of Pip’s recent work.

Mark

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