Jeremy Galton RBA, born in 1949, was originally encouraged to take up painting by Anthony Green and Sir Kyffin Williams. We are thrilled to welcome him at E.D.S. Gallery and to be the first to show his work in Edinburgh.
He studied Fine Art at the City and Guilds of London School of Art under Rodney Burn, Bernard Dunstan and Diana Armfield among others. For many years he has been interested in landscape, endeavouring to capture the essence of a particular place at a particular time through his meticulous attention to colour as well as to careful drawing. He uses the same approach to still life which gives him the chance to analyse and record the texture of materials such as metal, glass and flower petals. The juxtaposition of man-made colours with natural colours is a favourite theme: a patterned vase contrasting with flowers; beach paraphernalia contrasting with natural colours of sea and sky. He believes that every part of a picture's surface is as important as every other part so that the background and peripheral areas are treated with the same consideration as the main subject.