Artist Darren Stevenson pays tribute to J. M. W. Turner in his exhibition at Gallery 6, Newark
The latest solo exhibition to open online at Newark’s Gallery 6 is A Tribute to J. M. W. Turner. It runs until March 27.
It features work by Fiskerton artist and sculptor Darren Stevenson.
Having originally studied engineering, Darren turned to painting while completing a masters degree in fine art.
He got inspiration from many of the great artists and sculptors, including Schiele, Richter, Auerbach, Giacometti, Moore, Frink and Reg Butler — but none more so than the great master Joseph Mallord William Turner RA, known in his time as William Turner.
“If I go to a gallery and see a Turner piece, I can stand for an hour working out how he’s actually painted — where he’s started, why is that colour there and so on. And I try to bring that back to the studio,” Darren said.
In his work, Darren captures the expressive colours Turner used in his own imaginative land and seascapes and has been known to spend hours in rain or shine sitting static to finish his pieces.
Darren’s work is exhibited in galleries throughout the UK and collected nationally and internationally.
His work is always extremely popular at Gallery 6 with a growing number of regular collectors.
All paintings in this exhibition are available for sale and can be viewed online at the Gallery 6 website.