News Release

April 2002

The Blake Gallery



 At the opening of The Blake Gallery in York will be 12 paintings by David Humphries taken from several series including oil, watercolour and acrylic ink and gesso works.

In particular, one series, the Sun Series, features the textural impressionism created by use of gesso to give a new perception of light. In another, the atmospheric landscapes, Cascade and A Long Way Down, envelop you in the moment. Two oil paintings, Lava Flow and Adobe Falls, continue with this concept of creating an immediacy of presence. They were painted in the alla prima style, using a knife, to great textural effect.

This is a major exhibition of his work and reflects the growing interest in the abstract style of his impressionistic paintings. Up until now his work has been seen at the Beverley Art Museum and the Ferens Gallery in Hull during their Winter Exhibitions but this will provide a greater display of the range and versatility that he brings to his unique textural impressionism.


Further information from the Artist or see Artist Notes

or The Blake Gallery, Blake Street, York YO1 8QH  Tel 01904 733666