Palais Bourbon, Paris by Julian Sutherland-Beatson
Mixed media on box canvas
Painting size: 50 x 60cm
Julian Sutherland-Beatson (b.1955) is a Sussex based painter, who paints the landscape, coastline and urban areas in a style recently described as 'contemporary realism'. He studied illustration and printmaking at Eastbourne College of Art under master printmaker Robert Tavener, before embarking on a career in graphic design and illustration. In 2008, Julian began a year-long project, Sussex 365 (A Year in the Life), documenting Sussex landscapes, which culminated in an exhibition at Glyndebourne in 2010. He returned in 2011 to create a daily painting throughout the Glyndebourne Festival season, reflecting on the changes to weather, flora, buildings and audience members. The following year, Julian focused on behind-the-scenes paintings, portraying performers, costume makers, rehearsals and performances. He is currently working on an ongoing project, At Home and Abroad, comprising paintings of the countryside, coastlines and urban areas across the UK and further afield. Julian has exhibited widely, with works in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on three occasions and paintings held in the permanent collection at the House of Lords.