Arts & Elbows

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Friday, November 03, 2006

I must go down to the sea again

There's a cracking new show at the Old Town Gallery, Margate packed with a popular subject around here, namely seascapes by Ramsgate painter Peter Radmall. Although I've seen a few of his paintings before nothing prepared me for the scope of his talent as made obvious by this one man show, there's tight and highly detailed paintings, some with more of an impressionist flavour and others which verge on the abstract.
Radmall really has caught the light well in them all, if you're a local you'll actually be able to tell roughly what time some have been painted because the sunbeams are so incredibly accurate, so a morning caught in Ramsgate Harbour really does scream early morning, and another of Margate Harbour is most clearly a partially cloudy late afternoon.

Unsurprisingly these have already started to fly off the walls, half a dozen sold on the opening night alone. There's something fit here for everyone's walls so I suggest you wander down there and have a butchers, you're likely to be delighted.

"Seaside - Isle of Thanet Seascapes" runs until 23rd December 2006 at the Old Town Gallery, 1-3 Broad Street, Margate. For details of opening times or other information telephone 01843 225565 or email


Anonymous Anonymous said...

v. interesting work: mix of styles, realism to abstract. All work showed confidence and experience. Thought the light was captured v. well. Excellent.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Subject dear to our heart beautifully portrayed!!

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A smash hit show

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great show, Peter, always enjoyed your work.

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the invite to the preview Peter, wow what a great show. Sure you will do well, you deserve it. Mike Samson

12:28 AM  

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