Clive McCartney has been a regular contributor with Beckstones Art Gallery for over ten years. Born in India in 1960, Clive McCartney received his art education at the Central School of Art and the Chelsea College of Art in London, achieving a Fine Arts Degree in Painting with distinction. Between 1989 and 1994 Clive McCartney taught at Dulwich College, was Artist-in-Residence at Sutton Valence, Kent and Lecturer in Life drawing at Brighton University. “I have been painting for as long as I can remember. It is as natural to me as breathing, and I want my work to look like that. A relentless pursuit of alignment – to be painting when that “natural” moment occurs, so that the colour, the tone, the line almost breathes onto the flat surface, and one can practically inhale the space that the painted light creates.” Clive McCartney’s choice of subject-matter covers a wide range of cities and countries, from cafes in Venice or bistros in Paris to the skyline of New York, plazas and piazzas in European cities to distant or more exotic venues. His paintings are about the contrast of light and darkness and the gradation of tone. He paints in acrylic on board. Clive McCartney has had 6 London One-man Exhibitions, and numerous London Group Exhibitions. His work has been featured in several national publications and is widely collected.
If approaching the gallery from Penrith or the M6 heading East on the A66 there is a major diversion in place to the gallery via Motherby. Instead of this we would recommend taking the first turning right to Newbiggin shortly after the Rheged roundabout, follow the road through the village and then turn left as you come out of the village. Follow the road up the hill past the recycling centre and turn right at the bend where you will see our brown tourist board sign, follow the lane and signs to the gallery. Altenatively take B5288 from Penrith to Greystoke turning left left to the gallery less than a quarter of a mile out of Greystoke.
Otherwise please follow the diversion signs on the A66 - they will successfully get you here but it will take 10 minutes longer.
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