Arty In The Park: Gunnersbury Park

Assignment: Inspired by Arshile Gorky / Abstract-Surreal Landscapes

Our starting point for our Arty In The Park session was Arshile Gorky (1904-1948) who is best remembered for his drawn and painted abstract landscapes – the result of a move from a more realistic, figurative approach to work that was looser, suggestive and rich with abstract qualities at a time that coincided with the artist meeting the leader of the Surrealists, Andre Breton along with fellow Surrealist artist Matta (Roberto Matta Echaurren) and others in New York in the early 1940s

Here’s a selection of artwork and prepatory studies made by some artists taking part in the session.

Look out for another gallery of work coming soon…

Vanda – Gothic Bathhouse
Coloured pencils on paper
Vanda – Birds?
Coloured pencils on paper
Vanda – Essence of the Park
Coloured pencils on paper
Jill – Fountain
Graphite and crayon on paper
Jill – Twiggy Shadows
Mixed media on paper


Jill – Flower Bed
Pastel on paper


Jo Melhuish – In My Head
Watercolour on paper
Moira – Summer Breeze
Watercolour on paper
Moira – The Fountain
Watercolour on paper
Jenik – Untitled
Media not stated
Mario – Gurney Baby
Graphite and coloured pencil on paper
Mario – Sunny Burger
Watercolour on paper
Mario – Goony Sparks
Watercolour on paper
Mario – Grey Sunburn
Watercolour on paper

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