Alan Cotton’s work, like his life, is one of extreme…
It takes someone very special to take an old rusting hull and turn it into a thing of beauty. Yet that is exactly what the late marine artist Anthony Amos did in his stunning paintings, which can be seen in the latest exhibition of his work “Unseen and Unsung” at The Brownston Gallery in Modbury.
Drawing on his experience of life at sea, working on every kind of boat including fishing trawlers, tankers, tugs and cargo ships. Tony created beautiful paintings that bring to life scenes from a bygone era. Tony’s work has a unique, raw quality that is rarely seen. Perhaps it is because he preferred to paint with his fingers, a bit of rag and the wrong end of a brush or perhaps it is because he had a natural gift, an insight to a particular way of life, which taps into the nostalgia that lies within us all.
Whatever the answer, this is a wonderful exhibition with many of the artist’s best works, hitherto unseen. Go along and see what you think.