Paul Lemmon

Paul works from his own photography, acquired whilst soaking up the culture and colour of city life, and considers this to be an indispensible part of the painting process. In fact, the way he takes pictures is essential to achieving the overall seductive, cinematic dynamism that he’s looking for – shooting ‘from the hip’, utilising odd angles, severe cropping and incorrect exposures, often manipulating the images even further later on. Once the composition has been established – which can often take longer than the actual painting stage – he works very rapidly with the paint, seeking to heighten the energy and spontaneity of the captured moment through vigorous brushwork and vivid colour and contrast. The surface of the painting is also very important: the marks themselves, the texture and existence of the paint in its own right. This drives the technique and the conviction is that the gestural painting draws attention to the human trace in the work, signifying both artist and viewer in the act of looking, which is central to the meaning of the paintings. His primary interest is in conveying mood and atmosphere rather than specifics. Ultimately, his aim is to immerse the viewer in his paintings, whilst allowing them to imagine their own characters and narratives in what they’re seeing. Make an enquiry about Paul Lemmon


Paul works from his own photography, acquired whilst soaking up the culture and colour of city life, and considers this to be an indispensible part of the painting process. In fact, the way he takes pictures is essential to achieving the overall seductive, cinematic dynamism that he’s looking for – shooting ‘from the hip’, utilising odd angles, severe cropping and incorrect exposures, often manipulating the images even further later on.

Once the composition has been established – which can often take longer than the actual painting stage – he works very rapidly with the paint, seeking to heighten the energy and spontaneity of the captured moment through vigorous brushwork and vivid colour and contrast. The surface of the painting is also very important: the marks themselves, the texture and existence of the paint in its own right. This drives the technique and the conviction is that the gestural painting draws attention to the human trace in the work, signifying both artist and viewer in the act of looking, which is central to the meaning of the paintings.

His primary interest is in conveying mood and atmosphere rather than specifics. Ultimately, his aim is to immerse the viewer in his paintings, whilst allowing them to imagine their own characters and narratives in what they’re seeing.

Make an enquiry about Paul Lemmon



Be the one
Oil on canvas
80 x 80cm
£1750
Own Art £175 pm


Study for ‘Started something’




Study for ‘One year from now’





Study for ‘Come right over’




Make it Alright
Oil on canvas
80 x 80cm

Sold


I might be wrong
Oil on canvase


Sold



Been good to me
Oil on canvas
80 x 80cm
£1750
Own Art £175 pm


Don’t get me wrong
Oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
£2395
Own Art £239.50 pm

'.
The Art Agency, 118 – 120 High Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 9QJ, Tel 01372 466740
  • Own Art home page logo snip
  • Own Art home page logo snip
  • Own Art home page logo snip
  • Own Art home page logo snip