ABOUT PHILIP BEADLE
Philip works in oil, watercolour, drypoint and monotype. He enjoys working with form, colour and light, especially low winter and evening light which he relishes. Philip's immediate enviroment in Christchurch - the cityscapes, Canterbury plains and mountains are a source of inspiration. He meets regularly with a life drawing group and the female nude forms a large part of his work.
"I'm interested in our emotional response to the often fleeting memories we retain of something we have seen and how it affected us. It could be a glare on water or a pose we see for a millisecond as someone moves in every day life to touch their hair or dry themselves after a swim. I'm also concerned with creating an exciting painting surface with abstract qualities and enjoy painting in warm low evening or winter light to resolve form, colour and light into a warm companion on canvas.”