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Poets Artists Magazine Feature and Front Cover

 

Many thanks to Didi Menendez, Publisher/Editor/Creator of Poets Artists magazine for featuring my work and along with the following:

“Alex Russell Flint (b 1974) is a British artist who produces beautifully executed, soulful oil paintings. A 'Contemporary Realist' his pictures have been described as 'the perfect mix of modernity and tradition'. ARF divides his time between London and Argenton-Chateau in France, where he lives and works in the rambling former school house he acquired in 2010. He studied for many years under the renowned teacher Ted Jacobs at Ecole Albert Defois, Jacobs' atelier in the Loire Valley, where he was extensively trained from life in his unique approach known as 'Restructured Realism'. He is the great-grandson of the watercolorist Sir William Russell Flint.


ARTISTIC PROCESS
My figurative work is done from a combination of sketches and color notes taken from life, along with photographic references. I begin most of these projects with a fairly strong idea of the feeling I want it to convey, rather than a fixed idea of what it will ultimately look like. I begin by taking a lot of snaps of a model in various rooms, in a variety of poses. Slowly decisions are made, objects added or removed, clothes changed, hair/make up styled and the final image found. After copious

studies I will then draw out the image, do a full tonal underpainting in diluted oil paint (known as a 'colour wash') and then a thicker final layer thinned with medium rather turps. I love being outside and balancing the many hours of inside projects by going out and making small landscape studies en plein air.”

 

 


ARF's paintings are mostly informed by his surroundings in rural France and often focus on the interiors of his home and the female form within it. His palette is unostentatious, quietly nuanced and his mastery of tonal and chromatic gradations serve as a vehicle to express the combination of solidity and sensitivity, materiality, and emotions. Unashamedly beautiful, his paintings never descend to a superficial prettiness. His control of the so-called formal elements - composition, modeling, color harmonies, linear movements together endow his forms with a discreet strength. ARF's art expresses a quiet, visual poetry that transcend time, date and location.”


 

 


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