Adrian Parnell



“Landscape painting for me should try to include the play of light, textures, surfaces and atmospheres of a place. A painting is only about layers of time and paint, the subject which started the creative process is overtaken by the exploration, experimentation and excitement of what emerges on the canvas. The time spent on a work is an immersive reconnoitre leading to the finished picture which in turn leads to the next adventure.”

For the past four decades Adrian Parnell has been creating paintings and drawings that chart a continuing visual engagement with the landscape. His upbringing in North Devon initiated this love of the natural world, while a training at St Martins and the Slade during the 1970s perfected the skills with which he became able to document it.

Adrian is a Lifetime Associate Member of the Penwith Society St. Ives and has exhibited regularly in London at the RCA British Art Fair, the London Contemporary and galleries in Amsterdam and New York.