Escape into Colour was an exhibition of new work by three of Gala Fine Art’s painters – Lucinda Metcalfe, Dan Parry-Jones and Lucy du Sautoy. Originally due to be held in London from 19 to 22 November 2020, the show had to be cancelled because of lockdown. A “private view” took place online over those dates, exclusively for mailing list subscribers. The exhibition was finally held in real life from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May 2021 at The Hull Room, 1b Saltoun Road, Brixton, London SW2 1EN.
Some of the paintings from the catalogue printed in November had been sold since the show was launched online, but the in-real-life exhibition also included some brand new work by Lucinda, Dan and Lucy.
Because escaping to sunnier climes is no mean feat at the moment, we decided it was time for an injection of hot colour into our lives, in the form of vibrant original paintings. These three artists’ colour palettes are a tonic for the soul and are sure to lift your spirits in these challenging times. For this selection of artists, colour has many different meanings and purposes: they are an extension of the emotions; they are reminders of the past; they evoke society’s obsession with seeing the world through filtered digital images; they convey the sweltering heat of an LA summer by day and by night; they represent the reassuring glow of city lights illuminating the darkness; and they transport us to a lush English country garden in springtime.
Please also take a look at Escape into Colour on YouTube to see the paintings come to life (you’ll find links to videos when you click on some of the painting images below too). The printed exhibition catalogue can be requested from Kate using the contact form link below.