“When I get inspired I get almost possessed and I just have to paint.”
Ronnie Wood’s outstanding collection of published fine art burns up Wall to Wall, Liverpool
The creative fire still burns with Ronnie Wood, as the legendary guitarist with The Rolling Stones and accomplished artist for over 50 years, unveiled his debut collection of fine art for Washington Green at Wall to Wall within The Home Quarter in Hanover Street, Liverpool.
His primal Canvasses translate the raw electric energy of a Stones Gig. The flames rip through the canvas and boldly strike out from their frames, images that demand to be seen in the flesh.
The Famous Flames Suite displays a flamboyant synergy, as the orange wave-like flame sweeps dramatically across the painting, creating an exhilarating feeling of movement. Referencing photographs of each band member on stage, Wood first creates a dramatic black backdrop and paints his fellow Stones with a defined clarity. Effortlessly working in acrylics, then oils and robustly embellishing the art with oil pastels.
The artist and musician paints in his studio in London’s East End, but he is a prolific artist and both his homes in London and Ireland are filled with ‘work in progress’. Wood is tirelessly dedicated to painting and is always on the hunt for more experimental ways of expressing himself artistically. He is also a consummate printmaker in his own right having developed the skills and techniques of etching, dry-point, screen-print and woodcut.
“There is no kind of therapy like the one you have from starting and seeing a picture through to the end," says Wood.
Ronnie Wood’s limited edition print collection, published by Washington Green Fine Art, will feature at Wall to Wall within The Home Quarter, 53-55 Hanover Street, Liverpool One, Liverpool L1 3DN from Saturday 22 October. Visit www.walltowallgallery.co.uk for more information.