AN EXHIBITION AT OYSTER BAY HOUSE
FAVERSHAM ME13 7BT
Open By Appointment
This exhibition of Recent Work includes a series of coastal views painted at Seasalter and the surrounding area along the north Kent coast, near Faversham, where Bream has found escape from his London studio. Challenged by the changing effects of coastal weather, over-elaboration is kept to the minimum to achieve immediacy. Tonality is as much a feature as colour in his work.
Influenced by late 19th century masters such as John Singer Sargent, Lavery, Orpen and Sorolla, Antony Bream studied at the Royal Academy Schools in the 1960s under Peter Greenham. His work, whether portraits, landscapes, or interiors is painted directly from life, with no reference to photography or other aids. This gives a sense of immediacy and directness.
Bream’s paintings have a pure uncluttered quality revealing the assurance of a mature talent. And, as such, they have a durability capable of outlasting the efforts of his flashier contemporaries.