James Bland

I think the first painting I saw from this English painter was a moonlit interior, with a possibly sleep walking figure and a few cats.  I thought it was absolutely magical.  I have had the same feeling looking at his work so many times since then and am so excited that he'll be showing new works at the John Natsoulas Gallery concurrent with my solo show!  His work shows a clear interest in the work of painters like Sickert, Euan Uglow, and Cezanne, but with a dreamy quality that stands in an interesting counterpoint to the analytical, observational impulse.  Good stuff.

 

 James Bland,  Full Moon , oil

James Bland, Full Moon, oil