A Highly collectable Welsh landscape painter will be celebrating his milestone birthday with a unique joint show and launching a limited edition book this month.
Landscape artist Gerald Dewsbury RCA will be celebrating his 60th birthday with a joint art show alongside his wife, still-life painter Kim Dewsbury, at the award-winning art gallery Ffin y Parc, from Sunday, September 17 until Wednesday, October 11.
Along with their joint show of over 140 paintings will be the launch of the RCA artist’s limited edition book entitled ‘Gerald Dewsbury – At Sixty’.
Based in Corwen, North Wales for the past 30 years the painting duo may be exhibiting jointly but that is where the similarities end as both artists have produced their own uniquely individual bodies of work for this show.
Gerald has had several successful exhibitions at Ffin y Parc, but this is his first collaboration with his wife. Gerald studied at Falmouth School of Art and explained that he was drawn to North Wales by the landscapes. He said: “I have been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember, some drawings I did as a boy are still vivid in my mind. It is something which seems natural to me.
“I also had a very inspiring art teacher during my teenage years who taught me mainly to look very carefully at the world around me. Generally I paint things inspired by what I see in the landscape around me.” Gallery owner Ralph Sanders added: “His landscapes appear in many public and private collections and are detailed and meticulously observed. We are delighted to have this unique joint collection at the Gallery and Gerald’s limited edition book to help celebrate his 60th.”
Originally from Cornwall, Kim also studied Fine Art at the Falmouth school of Art. She recently returned to painting full-time after many years curating exhibitions. She was the winner of the North Wales Open in 2013.
“I explored various media at Art School but painting and drawing were always the most versatile media for me,” she explained.
“After leaving college I did experiment for some years with mixed media, but have come back again to painting.”
The artistic couple admit sharing a studio can be stressful at the best of times. Kim added: “Despite how serene some of the work might appear, for the last year our focus has been solely on this show. It is certainly easier if we are not working towards the same deadline.”