Reviews | Neville Weston at Lantern Gallery

Arts Review, London, November 1972

Steeped in profound knowledge of nature, Neville Weston makes fine pen drawings and fresh, perceptive watercolours of either single plants, dense undergrowth, or woodland vistas, to furnish a wide range of subjects for oils. In some he features undergrowth and hedgerows as a rich tapestry, with delicate emphasis on selected flowerheads, as in Meadowsweet. In others he dwells lovingly on a particular plant, such as Blue Borage, ruthlessly reducing its neighbours to blurred pattern to enhance its vigorous growth. Two strong, simple studies of cows in a barn are the gems of the exhibition – a distillation in paint of his appreciation of the combined values of texture and tone.

M. Ingham

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