Delia Tournay-Godfrey

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Delia Tournay-Godfrey
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British Figurative Painter

My painting is a direct response to the world around me. I work in oils which I love for their painterly qualities. I am interested in the composition of the image in relation to the edges of the support; a strong underlying two-dimensional design, and a fascination with light, colour and mood.

I paint a variety of subject matter always from the subject: the figure, landscape, and still life. Some larger work is painted in my studio at home from drawings and paintings. I work in sketchbooks where ever I go and put a great deal of emphasis on drawing believing that it underpins all good painting. Life Drawing is a regular part of my practice.

I have access to an artist's studio on the Suffolk coast where the ever changing sea and sky dominates. It’s a wonderful vantage point for observing people walking or sitting on the beach and the sea wall, either in conversation or quiet reflection.

The last five summers were spent in Italy painting people and the landscape, and studying the art and architecture of that beautiful country. Previous to that I have travelled widely throughout France and Spain both painting and studying Western Art.


SELECTION OF EXHIBITIONS: SOLO: 2010 Sea Wall Paintings-Aldeburgh Festival Exhibition, Cinema Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, 2009 Recent Work, Assembly house, Norwich, Norfolk, 2008 Figures in the Landscape, Chappel Galleries, Chappel, Essex. ( 2006 Artist of the Month, June, Snape Maltings, Snape. JOINT: 2010 Art at the Park, Croxton, Norfolk, 2009 Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth. 2008 Strand Gallery, Aldeburgh. 2005 Hintlesham Hall Pictures, Hintlesham Hall Hotel. MIXED: 2010 & 2009 Llewellyn Alexander, London. 2010,2009 & 2008 Ipswich Art Society Open, Ipswich. 2008 Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich. 2008 & 2006 New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London. 2008 & 2007 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London.

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Member of Suffolk Open Studios (see website Studio open by appointment.

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Figurative Art


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2 years 42 weeks

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