South Wales painter, John Cross, has always loved the ancient Wiltshire market town of Bradford on Avon, and has visited it and painted its historic scenery regularly. But up until now he has never exhibited in the town. But that will soon change as on the first weekend of December he will be showing a comprehensive collection of his works in The West Barn, situated next to the historic Tithe Barn.
This exhibition will feature his realisation of Bradford on Avon’s Town Bridge with its iconic lock-up, and the beautiful Saxon Church, alongside pieces featuring other beautiful cities that he paints frequently, including Oxford, Cardiff and Bruges.
John Cross has always been fascinated by form and structure, and this is evident in his many paintings of buildings, monuments and landscapes. Since his boyhood he has also had a passion for railways, and classic steam engines are a frequent subject for his brush. He works principally in acrylic and watercolour. His style is unique and consistent, and immediately recognisable.
John was born in London but grew up in the West Country, spending much of his childhood in Ilfracombe. His working life was spent mainly in Cardiff as a civil servant. On retirement he rediscovered his natural flair for capturing a striking image in paint. He has worked prolifically ever since, and his work is exhibited regularly in South Wales. He is an active member of the South Wales Art Society.
Based in the ancient and recently restored West Barn, next door to Bradford on Avon’s famous Tithe Barn, the Exhibition will be open between 10.30am and 4.30pm on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December. Originals, prints and greetings cards will be available to purchase, and could provide that unusual Christmas present you’ve been looking for!
An Exhibition of Paintings by John Cross will be held at the West Barn, Bradford on Avon on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December 2010. Admission is free, and the exhibition will be open from 10.30am – 4.30pm