Paintings by Adrian Head

ALISON CROOSE Burnham Overy Staithe Village Hall


Burnham Overy Staithe Village Hall

The painting of retired circuit judge Adrian Head makes for an intriguing exhibition of a lifetime's work.

He is best known for bold oils and gouache with exuberant colour. But the display of more than 100 pictures revealed a different style in his work of some 30 years ago. Those delicate watercolours have an appeal of their own, reflected particularly well in studies of his native Norfolk. His work then took a new, liberated direction, typified by his interpretation of favourite holiday haunts in Scotland and France as well as his home county. Generous amounts of paint and lavish colours are used to capture the rocky Brittany coastline, the lush countryside of central France and the splendour of the Scottish highlands. Graham Sproston described the paintings as “strong, figurative and bold” and deserving of careful and deep consideration.

The viewer will be delighted that Ann Head urged her husband to share his fine collection of work.