Paintings of Theatre Auditoria

Just over a year ago I started to paint a series of theatre auditoria without an audience. I have been amazed at the beauty, the decoration and the colours but in particular the atmosphere of many of the theatres I have visited. In these paintings I have tried to capture the unique atmosphere that I experienced in each theatre. In each auditorium I spent several hours alone, moving around to find the most interesting position from which to paint. I then spent a long time drawing and taking reference photographs. I found that making notes of the colours, the feeling and the atmosphere of the building helped when I started work on the painting back in the studio. I think that I may be the first artist to complete a large number of theatre auditoria paintings. I am planning to stage an exhibition of the work in the future.

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Theatre Royal, Bristol Her Majesty's Theatre, London The London Palladium
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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane The Cambridge Theatre, London Prince of Wales Theatre, London