Edward Beale

'In the spring of 2015 I made a set of paintings in Portsmouth.  In these paintings of urban and marine subjects I sought to project an elemental sense of the wind, light, sky and sea.  With special permission from the City of Portsmouth and the owner of South Parade Pier, I set up my easel on vantage points on the roof of the Civic Offices and on the pier. 

These locations offered sweeping views across the City and the Solent.  Using a fluid, loose technique I included local landmarks within a wide scope of vision.  I want the viewer to be made aware of the locality within the broad perspective of the paintings.  During those weeks I also made numerous line drawings in ink in which I aimed for a sense of form and movement.'

We are very sorry to hear that Edward Beale died very suddenly in Autumn 2017.