We are delighted to announce that for this August’s late bank holiday weekend, (August 25th-27th inclusive) we will be showing the work of local En-plein Air Landscape Artist, Antony Bridge.
A formidable talent, and good friend, Antony paints Malvern & its surrounding landscapes. He is now also the official National Trust Artist in Resident at Croome Court, and so even if you don’t know his name – his work will be familiar to many who live in and around Malvern.
Antony lives in quiet part of Malvern, but is often found on the surrounding hills – in all weathers – often with his bicycle. He has been painting professionally for the last 15 years. His works are highly covetable and therefore it is of no surprise that his paintings have been collected across the world in Monaco, Sweden, South Africa, NZ and the USA.
Here’s what Antony says about himself:
“I often think why do I want to paint, why am I stood in this field in the cold and the rain painting this view?
The answer to all these questions is quite simple: a love for nature, colour and light.
Painting brings me as close to these three things as I possibly can get. Starring at the view, noticing every colour, every shade, shapes and the changing light. Feeling the place with all my senses and noticing all the wildlife within it. I leave each painting location with a memory, that being a painting of time, from when i started to when I stopped.
Whereas a photo is a snap shot of a mili second, a painting holds a duration of time.
I hope in my work to portray my passion for colour, light and nature. To share this with all of my collectors and keep all noticing the love of the natural world we all live in”.
We will be running a tea-room all over the weekend, serving Home-made cakes and savouries as well as serving teas, coffees and other light refreshments and will be open daily from 9.00 – 6.00pm on Saturday 25th August until Monday 27th August inclusive.