We are delighted to have our first show of paintings by the remarkable Len Tabner, whose seascapes and landscapes catch the elemental power of nature.
Len Tabner, recently described as the finest landscape artist in Britain, paints his seascapes and landscapes on site in all weathers, often having to lash his easel to a boat's deck. His paintings, some as large as 8 feet, are vigorous and muscular, express his reactions to weather and light at its most extreme.
Born on the South Bank of the Tees, Tabner now lives on the highest cliffs in England near Whitby, interpreting the elemental powers of nature at its most raw, using a combination of watercolours, gouaches, pencils and pastels on richly textured handmade papers.
Whatever the location - there are even cityscapes of Tokyo - most the artworks on show share a common theme: they were all begun in early morning, that golden hour so beloved by Turner. Indeed, Tabner shares Turner’s approach: to react to nature, rather than trying to illustrate it.
This is an exhibition to immerse yourself in. He has been given a free hand to take over the eight rooms of the entire gallery. The effect is to share the experience of the artist at work, wresting his own vision from the majesty that surrounds him.
Len Tabner's work is impossible to reproduce successfully photographically, so we have chosen not to show it on our website.
For a list of works or any further information, please contact the gallery.