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Image: Richard Twose, Self Portrait stepping off a Horse, oil on canvas Image: Richard Twose, Self Portrait stepping off a Horse, oil on canvas Show image info

Richard Twose, Self Portrait stepping off a Horse, oil on canvas

Richard Twose: Experiments with Flying

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A successful jewellery designer in the 1990s, Twose moved to a village near Bath in 2000 and began painting. He has since won a clutch of awards including second prize in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. His portrait of Ken Loach featured in the 2017 BP Portrait Award and was shown here last year.

Alongside prestigious commissions, Twose undertook a three-month residency at Elisabeth Frink’s former studio in 2018. Inspired by Frink’s themes such as the Bird Man, horses and bulls, he extended them helped by acrobats from CircoMedia, Bristol. By directing the acrobats he was able to test their limits – balancing, falling and flying – incorporating energetic marks into the resultant images so as to convey continuing motion.

Alongside this selling show Twose will exhibit more paintings at Beaux Arts, Bath.