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Jonathan Newey is an award winning artist who lives and works in Reading. His work is an exploration of colour relationships and how they interact when poured on to a smooth board or canvas. He experiments with different colour densities and pigments and mixes the colour with high gloss art resin which is then poured on to a flat surface.
A self taught mixed media, abstract artist working mainly on large scale canvases or boards. Painting during a period of chronic ill health provided both inspiration and comfort and the delicate ‘ripples’ of gold on a background of muted colours represented hope during slow recovery.
My paintings draw on a wide range of subject matter displaying my interest in colour developed through studies direct from observation of luminosity, mood and atmosphere. Oil paintings include: local landscapes; more complex narrative pictures; and realistpainting which makes the real appear unreal. In addition, some traditional woodblock prints with a contemporary twist.