Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Christmas !

Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy 2014 ! Fight off the terrible weather with a few glasses of Christmas spirit !
Painting above - Hayle in winter, 100x100 cm acrylic on canvas.
I have started a new page on facebook about my paintings , please have a look or Like - https://www.facebook.com/alasdairlindsayart . Thanks

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Affordable Art Fair London paintings

Battersea bridge and houseboats, 45x45 cm Sold
HMS Belfast and Tower bridge, 50x90 cm Sold
Coast road , 90x90 cm Sold
Blackfriars bridge, London , 60x60 cm
Bridges over the Clyde, Glasgow ,45x45 cm
Houseboats (near Battersea bridge) 45x45 cm Sold
Tate modern and Millenium bridge ,30x30 cm Sold
Rowing race ,Chiswick bridge ,30x30 cm Sold

All these recent paintings will be at the Cornwall Contemporary gallery stand at the Battersea AAF , 23 - 27th October.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

50s 60s posters

 Mid century poster design has always been and interest and I guess an influence on my painting. I saw these two posters yesterday and bet you can guess why I liked them !

Friday, 13 September 2013

September show

I have a small show of paintings at Beside the wave gallery in Falmouth at the end of this month. Its called a Special collection , which I guess is just a term for a small show ! The title is Above and Beyond.
HMS Belfast and Tower bridge. 90x50 cm Sold

Press Release for Alasdair Lindsay 'Above and beyond' - 28th September – 4th October 2013 . Words by Chloe Wild.

Beside The Wave has exhibited Lindsay’s work since 1998, the year following his graduation from University College Falmouth. There is a great pleasure in watching an artist’s work develop, even more so when early promise is realised so emphatically. Over the past fourteen years Lindsay has established his identity, working with dedication and conviction.
An over riding fascination with colour and space is ever present in his depiction of landscape, a characteristic associated with his hero’s of the Californian ‘Bay Area Figurative Movement’ in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Of this art movement, Richard Diebenkorn in particular has had an enduring influence; Lindsay’s work is resonant with a ‘Californian’ style - strong, clean palette and light, bridging abstraction and figurative painting.

 Architectural structure is a powerful compositional element. However, modernist buildings that fit Lindsay’s aesthetic aren’t altogether abundant in Cornwall. Characterised by simplified form, minimal lines, flat rooftops and white walls, Porthminster cafĂ© and Penzance Lido are probably Lindsay’s most common haunts. Tankers parked in dock, jutting pontoons and beach huts are other frequent subjects, the contrast of angular, geometric structure bordering water an ongoing theme in the work.
Also of interest is a series painted in Mylor Harbour, its new 1960’s inspired Yacht Club a honeypot for Lindsay. Not only can he gain a high viewpoint but the building sits at the water’s edge with no end of continuous line in its design.
 In this collection we also see some of Lindsay’s recent aerial paintings, made over London of the Thames. These paintings lean more to abstraction, grid like compositions with shapes translated only by their shadows. Injecting a modernist vision into his landscapes, Lindsay has developed a language exciting in colour, form and content. Bold, confident paintings that strip away the superfluous to leave a dynamic interpretation of place.

 Notes: There will be approximately 12 new paintings in the collection. In 2000, 2004 and 2005 Lindsay was selected to exhibit in the Hunting Art Prize, receiving second prize in 2004. In 2007 his work was exhibited in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition at Mall Galleries, London. Lindsay regularly exhibits in Cornwall and London .

 Battersea bridge and houseboats 45x45 cm Sold
 Ships near King Harry ferry, 30x30 cm Sold
Mylor yacht club, 45x45 cm

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 13-16 June

 Westmister bridge and Houses of Parliament - Sold
 The Boat Race at Hammersmith -Sold
Buildings from above - Sold
 Rail Bridge at Charing Cross - Sold

Cornwall Contemporary gallery is showing some of my paintings at the AAF in Hampstead ,London this week.

Friday, 17 May 2013

I will be showing work at the Affordable Art fair London in Hampstead on 13 - 16 June , take a look at the preview, one of my London aerial view paintings has been featured again this year - http://affordableartfair.com/hampstead/artwork-500-4000/ . My work will be on the Cornwall Contemporary gallery stand, please come and have a look if you're in the area.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

paintings for my Penzance exhibition

 Falmouth Harbour, 60x60 cm , acrylic on board - Sold
 Porthmeor beach from the rooftops, 90x90 cm, acrylic on canvas
Jam pot cafe, Gwithian, 35x35 cm , acrylic on board.
These are the last few paintings to go into my new exhibition at Cornwall Contemporary gallery in Penzance. The show runs until 20th may. Check it out.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

These are a couple of paintings which came back from a show over a year ago and have hung round the house and the studio. Not that I mind that, its good to see old work again. Once a painting is sold I'm lucky if I ever see it in the flesh again.
These two paintings have both nearly sold ; near misses which people have loved but not commited to. If you would like to commit, drop me a line . I'm sure they will find a new home soon.

Holiday home, Hayle - 40x40 cm

                                                         Cornish harbour , -40x40 cm.

Monday, 15 April 2013

new St Ives paintings

 Lifeguard hut ,Porthminster , 60x60 cm acrylic on board
 Porthminster cafe St Ives, 40 x 22 cm, acrylic on board

These two paintings were done following a quick sketching trip to St Ives on a cold and damp morning with my two year old daughter. After an hour she started complaining of cold and hunger so we had to pack up and head for town but I got enough time for 4 drawings at Porthminster. As you can see the paintings have a fair bit more warmth in them than St Ives that day..
You get these views as you come into St Ives on the train.
These paintings will be at Cornwall Contemporary gallery from 26 April ,  www.cornwallcontemporary.com

Thursday, 28 March 2013

abstract field patterns

 Tulip fields Netherlands

 Flower field, USA
 Circular crop fields, USA

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Recent paintings

                                                         Seaside cafe ,30x45 cm

After a whole year spent painting aerial views in 2012, I have come back to earth for a few new Cornish paintings for my show at Cornwall Contemporary in late April.
                                               Moonrise, Godrevy beach, 45x45 cm - Sold
House above the surf, St Agnes, 60x60 cm
And I am of course still continuing aerial views because of the huge scope of opportunities for new paintings.
Here is St Ives in winter, 35x35 cm.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

beautiful dereliction

Pacific wreck

old factory

iced house

ex supermarket, Bosnia

abandoned hotel, Tequendama

underwater statue of Jesus, Malta

abandoned apartments, Taiwan

disused rollercoaster, Japan

old cooling tower

abandoned railway, Ukraine