Arts & Culture
by Aspect County

Exhibition of new landscape paintings

Building on the success of his Cork Street exhibition two years ago, landscape painter Noël Paine, whose family home is in East Sussex, returns to London’s West End in January 2015. He will present an exhibition of his new paintings, drawings, etchings and small studies created following a move to Vienna in 2013.

Noël Paine has been working on the Landscape since 2008. Originally in London, then by making work inspired by time living in rural Italy and now in Austria where he lives with his partner and young son.

Paine’s new work has also been subconsciously influenced by his previous London landscapes when his studio was based at Trinity Buoy Wharf, alongside Canary Wharf and where, for many years, he chose Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park as his subject’.

Noël Paine, who grew up in Greenwich, South London says: I had been fascinated by the colour green for a good few years, and when the severe snow hit Italy in 2012. I began making works based on the colour white, and snow. Vienna and the winter there seemed an obvious choice to continue this work.’ He will give an informal gallery talk about his work on Saturday 24th January at 11.30am.

For the first time the exhibition will bring together London themes, alongside Italian and Austrian Landscapes. Paine makes the point I never set out to illustrate a place, be it London, Italy or Vienna. My paintings are defined by what I find in a visual sense in these woods. The colour, the shapes, and the light are always the starting points for me’. It is perhaps no surprise therefore, to find him back in the woods’

Exhibition opens from 10am-8pm at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6BN on Thursday 22nd January until 31st January 2015. More details from www​.noel​paine​.com or contact noelpaineart@​gmail.​com or 07935 538800