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ISBN: 9781906690588
AUTHOR: Adrian Hill
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue
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"My paintings are an expression of a playful world I never had. Somehow I missed my childhood, went straight into marriage and motherhood and much of the fun in life seemed to pass me by. Now, as I sit and work in my studio, I can take my most excessive imaginings for a walk in complete safety and do all the naughty things I might like to have done."

Rosa Sepple

In Out of the Blue we are introduced to a fascinating visual world created by one of our most exciting and intriguing British artists, Rosa Sepple. Yet behind her playful scenes and cheerful characters is a darker narrative echoing the artistís own life, a picture of childhood upheaval, beset in later years by depression and a debilitating condition diagnosed as trigeminal neuralgia.

Against this background we are brought to discover greater meaning to Rosaís seeming light hearted and flirtatious images, transporting her work from its apparent naive status into paintings that contain far more depth than first meets the eye.

It is this aspect of the artistís work that Adrian Hill explores in his Introduction to this book. Based on interviews with the artist he teases out some of the mysteries behind the images, exploring the nature of art therapy as it applies both to the individual and in its wider social context, revealing an insight into Rosaís work that allows us to see the tears behind the wide smiles of her characters.

Adrian Hill is the third generation of his family behind two of East Angliaís most successful and well-known art galleries, Picturecraft of Holt and Adrian Hill Fine Art. From here many artists have begun successful careers, returning again and again to exhibit at these premier locations.

Both Adrian and his father have also contributed to a number of publications helping to promote those whose work they exhibit and bringing to the public a deeper appreciation of the artistís world.

This volume is one of a series of art books published by Halstar in association with Picturecraft Gallery.

Imprint: Halstar. ISBN 978 1 906690 58 8, hardback, 260x270mm, 144 pages. Published August 2015.

John PatchettJohn Patchett - £24.99
John Patchett is regarded as one of the countryís leading exponents in the art of pastel painting. Over a hundred superb paintings are featured in this book providing an overview of the scope and versatility of the artistís work throughout his career, while an introductory essay by gallery owner Adrian Hill.
Tony Garner's Enchanted LightTony Garner's Enchanted Light - £24.99
Including over 120 pastel paintings of superb skill and delicacy, this book portrays the quintessential character of Norfolk and The Broads, in particular the skies, the sunsets and dawn vistas, for which East Anglia is renowned. With commentary by Adrian Hill, the reader is provided with a fascinating insight into the artistís early years, his continued passion for teaching others, and the motivation behind his work today.
Peter GilmanPeter Gilman - £24.99
In this book Gallery owners Michael and Adrian Hill, together with friends and family of the artist, draw an affectionate portrait of Gilman, providing for the reader, collector and art lover, an opportunity to appreciate this important artist and his work, set against the background of over 120 of his paintings.
Web Price: £34.99
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