Explore Bridgeman Studio artist James Foot's idyllic paintings ahead of his exhibition in Athens
1. What is your earliest memory of an artwork and who was it by?
Paintings by my grandmother - she encouraged me to paint when I was little so my earliest memory is her work and my own really. She was rather fabulously called Beryl Honebon (pronounced 'Honeybun').
2. Where did you study?
Falmouth Scholl of Art, Cornwall.
3. What is your favourite time of day to be in the studio?
In the morning, from 8am to midday.
4. Tell us about your upcoming show in Athens, what was the inspiration for this?
The inspiration is light on water and old greek fishing boats (Kaikia) - boats made in the traditional way for more than two millenia.
Fra Angelico, Chagall, Matisse, Turner, Monet - because they all obsessed about colour and light and how the latter dissolves and/or illuminates the former. Because they were all dazzlingly brilliant.
About the Exhibition
James Foot: Watercolours is showing at The Image Gallery, Amalias Avenue 36, Athens from 1st - 12th February 2018.
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