Lanzarote drawings and watercolours
We stayed in Oasis de Nazaret, near Teguise, with John and Erica Malaiperuman for eleven days. We were at a villa with a magnificent view of Las Montañas del Fuego in Timanfaya National Park. We went to our usual favourite places: the Jardin de Cactus, the Museo de Agricola – el Patio, Cesar Manrique’s home and studio, La Caldera de los Cuervos, El Golfo, the small fields where farmers are cultivating the edge of the lava flow, and of course, the volcanoes themselves. And the villa has a heated pool!
Milan went with ideas of paintings he would like to develop when he came home. He took only A5 sheets of paper, pencils and watercolours with him. With these he did 76 little paintings while we were there, and came home with a lot more ideas for paintings than he had when he set out.
Here’s a slideshow of 15 of his Lanzarote drawings and watercolours.
Opening event: Saturday 6 April 6 – 8 pm
The exhibition is at the King Street Studios, Lancaster. There are 50 paintings and drawings in the exhibition, ranging from early work dated 1969 while Milan was at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, to a wide variety of recent work. The landscape associated with the River Lune and its estuary into Morecambe Bay feature in many of the paintings and drawings.
For a selection of work included in the exhibition,
see 50 years of Line and Paint.
Hanging Day, King Street Studios Gallery 2
Some of Milan’s work was included in the wonderful ‘Wildwood’ exhibition at GavaganArt in Settle, November 2017 – January 2018.
These are the three pictures he sold there:
Terraced gardens at Caylus, Tarn et Garonne 2002 Oil on canvas 92 x 71 cm
Tree rooted in rock 2010 Pen and ink. 100 x 80 cm
Lone fir – above Tarn Howes in The Lake District 2010 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40cm