Andrew Lansley & Mike Service
8 - 27 March
Sparse landscapes are often the intriguing theme of Andrew Lansley’s paintings, which use the open expanse of this subject, whether painted on wooden panels covered in a smooth gesso surface or on handmade paper, to explore the technique of layering the egg tempera paints that he mixes as he works. Lansley was selected as a winner of Bath Society of Artists’ ‘David Simon Contemporary Award’ in 2016.
Mike Service has long been painting both still life subjects and continental landscapes and in this exhibition he shows his latest series of work, which demonstrates his enjoyment and mastery of working in oils with brush and palette knife.
These two painters have each developed and honed their painting technique through their expert understanding and enjoyment of their chosen materials. It is this mastery of their medium that is a very evident strength that connects their work in this exhibition.
Andrew Lansley, winner of Bath Society of Artists’ ‘David Simon Contemporary Award’, works in egg tempera and watercolour. His focus is on landscape,
marine and architectural subjects. Andrew is a member of the Bath Society of Artists. He won the 2016 Royal Watercolour Society Exhibitions Award and has exhibited at the Royal Academy, RWA and
numerous shows at the Mall Galleries, including RI, RSMA, NEAC, RBA, Sunday Times Watercolour and Lynn Painter Stainers Prize.
Mike Service trained in Fine Art at Bath Spa University after taking early retirement. Over the past few years Mike Service has exhibited his paintings widely in the UK including in Bath London and at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. He has also undertaken a number of private commissioned works. Painting in oil on canvas and board, Mike Service paints still lifes, landscape and seascapes in Great Britain and also on the Continent.