Brummel Smith’s new exhibition launched

Mantua across Lago di Mezzo by Tony Brummel Smith.
Mantua across Lago di Mezzo by Tony Brummel Smith.
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Successful Harrogate artist Tony Brummel Smith has launched a new exhibition to help raise funds for Martin House Childen’s Hospice, writes Graham Chalmers.

Running until December 2, the show feature new work in pastels, oils and watercolours.

Well-known for his colourful paintings of Venice, in particular, the new work takes in new areas of the Veneto and the beautiful Italian lakes which Tony has visited as part of his international travels.

Held at The Gallery on 9 Granby Road in Harrogate, its the latest in a long line of exhibitions by the popular artist stretching back more than 30 years, from one man shows to mixed exhibitions at galleries at home and abroad, including the Royal Academy.

Tony’s influences include French impressionists like Monet, Gauguin and Cezanne who painted between 1840 and 1930.

Art was always Tony’s main subject when he was growing up in Berkshire - where he was born in 1949 - but he had no idea that it would become his profession eventually.

He portrays olive groves shimmering in the heat of the mezzogiorno sun, cypresses black as night and still as statues, and old towns slumbering into picturesque decay

Tony gathers drawings, images and recorded sounds from his travels to work on in the studio, painting in both vibrant pastels and watercolour- both separately and together.

More information at www.tonybrummelsmith.co.uk