Tom Nash is known for his ‘Retroreflective’ Murals of the 1970s made from reflective plastic and aluminium. This painting from 1961, however, predates his experimental panels using industrial materials and his travels in France. It combines wave, boat, sea and land forms in a vortex composition, predominantly in strong blue. Nash studied art at Llanelli and Swansea, and worked briefly in the North Wales slate quarries. In 1963 he travelled on a scholarship in France, spending time at the Académie des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian in Paris. Dividing his time between Wales and Arles in France, he has exhibited widely in the UK (regularly in London) and abroad. His work has been reviewed nationally and is in many public and private collections. Documentary programmes about his work were shown on British television in 1972 and 1996.
Where to see this painting?
Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery
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