IAN CRYER (PPROI b. 1959)
KEYSHAM WEIR, RIVER AVON, BRISTOL
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Oil on Board
290 mm x 340 mm
(11.5 inch x 13.5 inch)
420 mm x 470 mm
(16.5inch x 18.5 inch)
An impressive oil painting by British artist Ian Cryer. Based in the West Country Cryer he is best known for his landscapes, interiors and representations of British rural life. This particular scene shows a view of 'Keysham Weir' situated on the River Avon between Bristol and Bath. There is a small boat moored to the LHS bank with steps and rails coming down. The weir can be seen in the background and beyond that, possibly the old Cadburys factory buildings.
Cryer's luminescent colour palette captures movement and refection in the water surface. The rapid brushstrokes give this artwork a spontaneity and movement. A lovely example of his work.
IAN CRYER (b.1959)
Born in Bristol in 1959, Ian Cryer has painted professionally since he was 16 years old when he had his first one man show.
Without any formal education in fine art Ian took work in order to attend evening classes, tutored by Leonard Boden RP, he developed and honed his skills as a painter.
He studied at Bristol Polytechnic and in London under Leonard Boden at the Mary Ward Centre, and also at Bastad, South Sweden. He has held several one-person shows coupled with showing work at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, New English Art Club, Royal West of England Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Pastel Society and the National Railway Museum, York. Cryer is founder member of the Guild of Railway Artists and has work in many collections including Price Waterhouse, Wadsworth Brewery, Bass Breweries, Longleat House, Royal Mail and the House of Lords. He is a Past President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Ian Cryer follows in the tradition of some of the most influential painters of British Modernism. They, like Ian, worked directly from the subject, ‘en plein air’, focussed on depiction of contemporary life the work is imbued with a strong sense of time and place.