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A Landscape of Oil
'Wild Sunset' by Mark Johnston
The Wimbledon Fine Art Gallery was founded in 1989, and originally was built with the intent of exhibiting the work of fine period paintings. In recent years, however, the gallery has widened its repertoire, and now also represents living artists from both the UK and Scandinavia.
The paintings are not just there to be admired at the gallery, but you can also admire them from home, as they are available to buy at affordable prices.
The latest exhibit is by the Brighton artist, Mark Johnston, whose oil paintings are inspired by nature, and what he calls the 'primitive power' of landscapes. His work will be on display until the 5th May, with paintings on both canvas and linen.
'Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway' by Joseph Turner, 1844
Although he is a contemporary artist, you can also see a clear influence from the 19th century painter, Joseph Turner; Johnston's Wild Sunset is very reminiscent of Turner's oil painting of Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway from 1844, and the two would fit well together if displayed on the same wall.