English ( b.1932 - d.2011 )
|19.7 inches x 29.5 inches ( 50cm x 75cm )
|27.2 inches x 36.8 inches ( 69cm x 93.5cm )
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art in the English county of Dorset, this original watercolour is by the English artist Lionel Horsnell which dates from the 1960s.
The painting is presented and supplied in a sympathetic contemporary frame (which is shown in these photographs), mounted using conservation materials and behind non-reflective Artglass AR 70™.
This vintage painting is in good condition, it wants for nothing and is supplied ready to hang and display.
The watercolour is signed lower right.
Lionel Horsnell was an English artist, born in Hertford in 1932.
He studied art at the Harrogate School of Art and Leeds University. He specialised in watercolour paintings of the Home Counties and the south coast and exhibited in several galleries.
He has been described as a Bohemian, and from the 1960s to the 1980s he liked to frequent Soho, where he drank in the Coach and Horses in Old Compton Street. He liked to travel by bicycle and often cycled around the countryside, exchanging paintings for bed and board. He died on 28 November 2011. Courtyard Arts, where he painted and socialised for many years was something of a ‘second home’ for him and held a retrospective exhibition of his works in 2012.
His works have a relaxed mellow style that belies the skill and expertise invested in their execution.
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This original painting by Lionel Horsnell is watercolour on coloured paper and heightened in white. It is signed in the lower right section and depicts Ringstead Bay on the famous Jurassic Coast of Dorset. The chalk cliffs of White Nothe roll down to the edge of the sea. There is a glimpse of a fence and the top of a cottage in the foreground, and a pair of small yachts in the bay, with white sails. The beach is practically deserted. The palette is warm and muted and overall this is a delightful image of a summer’s day in a place of peace and beauty.