information: An exhibition of paintings by the Artist Denis. 23 works of Art selected from a total of 32. Made in Watercolour (aquarelle) and with three larger oil paintings. The project was entitled The Blue Path Project it commenced in November 1994. The artist began by walking each day in the Vaxholm area making typographical sketches. The daily walks produced over 150 pencil sketches. The Watercolours were created using the methodologies of J.M.W. Turner. The accepted artistic wisdom was that Turner created several works in a line. Fist with background washes, then mid view details out of focus slightly, then foreground in total clear focus. The ground and the rocks were invented. In this project the artist introduced Music as a visual assistance to the paintings. The music that the daily sketches were made too was replayed whilst the artist created the works in the studio – Four paintings in a line. The large oils were also made in the studio using a subconscious memory technique perfected over many years of painting in the UK and Greece.
The Blue Path has been exhibited several times and in more than one country: First was in 1995 at the Eden Centre in Stockholm (photo above) Followed by: 1996 – The Karolinska Institute Stockholm. 1996: Vaxholm Kastell, Krut Gallery, exhibited within “Art Work Now 1996”. Followed in; 1997: Art School Benefit Show at the Skandia Futures HQ, Vaxholm, Sweden. Then in 1999: Kliver Ut Exhibition at the Rindö Redutt Gallery, Rindö, Sweden. And in 2002 The large Oil Stepping Stones was shown at Steninge Palace Kultur Gallery, within the Heart 2 Art Exhibition (benefit for the MSS Estonia survivors & families). This was followed by a show in 2004 at the Mulberry Gallery, Dorset UK. (The Blue Path Revisited) in 2006: The watercolours featured in the Artist retrospective within “This is Not a Chair” Exhibition at Art Space 23. Wellington Mill, Manchester UK. And a show followed in 2014 at (Ut Och In) at the Studio 5 Gallery, Ekeröd. Ängelholm. Sweden.
All the watercolour paintings are now in the hands of collectors. Only one large oil remains in the Artists Family collection – That is the large oil painting Stepping Stones (shown in this VR exhibition). That work is now released and available for collectors. Enquiries and price discussions please contact Studio 5 Sweden at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The artist was born in the UK in 1951 and now at 72 years old is now a permanent resident in Sweden where he continues to create both new landscape and figurative art.