Artists Gerard Tunney Biography.
Most of my work is largely influenced by experiences of working in the theatre linked to a series of theatrical fine art residencies with The Birmingham Royal Ballet, Opera North, Northern Sinfonia.
A selection of recent paintings influenced by theatre, Shakespeare, poetry, myth (in its most generic sense). The dominant themes that emerge are the capacity for these subjects to transform and change painting into something that is both magical and operatic through the use of costumes, lighting, sets etc.
I studied for my master’s degree at the University of Northumbria, but I lived in Cambridgeshire for a number of years, and I frequently travel to London and Europe, and this has been central to the development of my work.
Most of my paintings are acrylic on canvas which combines the spontaneity of watercolour with the sturdiness of oil paint. Acrylic dries fairly quickly so that I can generate an immediacy within the work as it progresses. So, the paintings retain the element of freshness that I am always trying to capture. These technical experiences have enabled me to participate in demonstration classes for magazines, books, workshops etc. I have shown widely across the U.K. but mostly across the South and London galleries.
2021 THE ATTIC GALLERY, SWANSEA.
2020 TURNING ART
2019 SIMS ONLINE
2018 LUMINAIRE ARTS, LONDON
To name just a few exhibitions
All of my current work is 16ins.x12ins.£450 retail or 24ins.x16ins.£650 retail
(Although I am also available for commission)