The festival programme
Nick Tearle (Fenland Artist)
Sunday 26 May
Venue: The Granary, Stamford Road, Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 9JD
(Tickets include strawberries & cream with a shortbread biscuit and a glass of prosecco/sparkling wine or orange juice)
The inspiration for oil painter Nick Tearle lies in the agricultural landscape in which he lives and works, the Fens.
Nick is particularly drawn to the small holdings and farms which stand isolated on the horizons of their flat surroundings.
Strongly influenced by the paintings of Edward Hopper, Van Gogh and Cezanne alongside contemporaries such as Mike Svob and John Crump, Nick records his subjects in vivid and often saturated colours.
Today, Nick paints his original works either literally ‘in the field’ or from his own photographic source material in his home studio. His technique relies on the mastery of his medium-oil paint-painting wet in wet, dark to light and fat over lean.
“I want to record these fields, these homesteads and these farms because I grew up here. I believe that the landscape painter has an opportunity to present a new way of looking at a subject so I paint the scenes with drama, romance and emotion. I hope my images leave an impression to take with you next time you’re travelling through the fens.” Nick Tearle