On Thursday 2nd December Colebrook Bosson Saunders hosted the Private View of Painter Michael Corkrey’s exhibition at its London Bridge Showroom. Despite London seemingly grinding to a halt as the snow continued to fall for a third day running many fought through the elements to attend. The event was run in partnership with Little Britain (the construction industry sailing Regatta) whose past participants were invited to attend along with friends and clients of Colebrook Bosson Saunders. As part of Michael’s desire to introduce his paintings to new markets, beyond the confines of the regular art world, the exhibition provided a first opportunity to buy direct from the artist. Five percent of all painting sales are to be donated to the Little Britain charities, which include the Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust, Jubilee sailing Trust, The Cirdan Sailing Trust and Skandia British Sailing Team.
Martyn Colebrook of Colebrook Bosson Saunders explains “we’re very proud to be introducing the work of such a talented artist to a new audience. Michael is an incredibly gifted and dedicated artist and we’d just like even more people to know about his work. As a company we are known for our vision and creativity and our innovative approach to the design of ergonomic workplace accessories, so we are keen to support an artist like Michael who has a similar vision and drive to be the best within his field.”
Since leaving the Royal Academy Schools in 1989, Michael Corkrey has lived and worked in London. In his previous artistic incarnation, as a painter from life of nudes and portraits, Michael won the prestigious Hunting Art Prize and has painted portraits of sitters as diverse as Earl Spencer; the Spectator ‘low-life’ columnist Jeffrey Bernard; MPs and High Court Judges. Eschewing the more conventional and often generalised forms of seascape painting, Corkrey focuses instead on the specific, arrested moments of the sea at its most extreme. Instants normally lost in a split-second, but which are transformed into powerful and epic images of haunting beauty that transport the viewer into mysterious and rhapsodic visions of the sea.
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