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May Trees, signed and dated '18, oil on canvas

Recent work by Alistair John Erskine

Dreweatts is delighted to announce an exhibition of works by Alistair John Erskine – an artist who has perfected the technique of en plein air painting. This will be the first exhibition curated by Glebe Gallery held in association with Dreweatts. The paintings will be displayed in the recently decorated period rooms at Donnington Priory and the exhibition will open on Friday 16th November, running until Tuesday 20th November.

The River Test at Compton, signed and dated 17, oil on board, 29 x 39cm

Alistair Erskine was born in 1959 and has balanced a career as a freelance decorative artist working alongside many internationally renowned designers with his personal passion for painting outdoors.

He has the ability to observe both land and seascapes and captures colour and mood in a manner that imbues his small scale works with the sense and an interpretation of nature in its truest form. With a driving ambition to convey a sense of place his works draw heavily on light and tone. His early work was pure in terms of the representation of nature with little reference to the human, however the artist’s development in his most recent series of fishing pictures from the banks of the River Test combine his passion for fishing, capturing the subtlety of light and shade of the chalk streams of Hampshire and Wiltshire whilst introducing the human form in the most delicate manner.


Sea Lavender, signed and dated '17, oil on board, 35 x 29cm

Within his oeuvre perhaps the most surprising are the bold still life pictures which draw on his Scottish roots and his admiration for the Scottish colourists; with blocked colour and strong outlines these pictures are fresh in both palette and observation, conveying the delicacy of nature through pure and brilliant colour.


Yarmouth Sands, signed and dated '15, oil on board, 20 x 25cm

Alistair Erskine – Previous Exhibitions

  • 2011 Official Tour Artist for TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to Portugal, Spain and Morocco
  • 2010 Solo exhibition ‘En Plein Air’. James Harvey British Art
  • 2007 Browse and Darby Gallery Artists Christmas Exhibition

An exhibition of recent work by Alistair John Erskine
Glebe Gallery at Donnington Priory, Oxford Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2JE
From Friday 16th November – Tuesday 20th November 2018
Opening hours:
Friday 16th November, 9am – 5pm
Saturday 17th November & Sunday 18th November, 10am – 2pm
Monday 19th November & Tuesday 20th November, 9am – 5pm

For further information:
James Harvey | 07775 567591| james@glebegallery.co.uk |www.glebegallery.co.uk
Glebe Gallery, Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire SP3 5NA