Signet Contemporary Art, Chelsea invites you to GARRY RAYMOND – PEREIRA Solo Exhibition
“From wild Seas to quite Lochs”
3rd- 14th November 2018.
RSVP Opening reception 3rd November 4-6pm
Garry Pereira was born in 1974 and studied art at Norwich, Loughborough and Lowestoft Colleges of Art and Design. In 1999 he won the Hunters Scholarship for Fine Art and the Laing Painting Competition. In 2005 he was awarded first prize for the The Public Eye National Competition in London.
Garry has for a long time been inspired by waves and dunes along the Norfolk and Suffolk coast line, an area he has a strong connection with. Increasingly longer stays in North Wales and Scotland have provided a new fertile source for his landscapes. The incorporation of traditional techniques and materials give his work an almost photographic quality. His studio-based paintings are made by layering around one hundred washes of thin oil paint and the incorporation of traditional glazes and varnishes.
Painting really matters to me, it always has. For me, almost a ‘calling’, it is an area that seems to accept me, unlike most others.The process usually begins with a location that offers me a dialogue, like a historical dignitary almost requesting to be painted. It has been, for a long time now, the crashing waves of my home county of Norfolk or my spiritual homes in bleak mountainous areas of Scotland, Wales or out of season Lake District.
Please view entire collection of Garry Pereira Artworks: