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Frank Beanland
I have known Frank since the 1980's when I visited his home and studio near the Suffolk coast. A number of the paintings in this exhibition date back from this extremely rich period of his work: delectable, colourful canvases, some accumulations of brightly coloured circles, others a series of assembled and overlain abstract forms. Many of these pictures have not been seen together since they were loaned to Templeton College, Oxford.

More recent works on paper build on the 'serial' style Frank has developed and are no less arresting and successful: "My paintings are all about asking questions, testing, tempering the surface to achieve a closer approximation to my vision". Working from a remote barn, Frank's influences are multifarious and deep; nature, his surroundings and experience inform his deceptively simple abstract works.

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Frank Beanland, Scarlet & Cadmium Green
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Scarlet & Cadmium Green
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1980, oil on canvas,
81cm x 69cm
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Frank Beanland, Oxblood
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Oxblood
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White and Cadmium, 1980
O il on canvas
106cm x 142cm
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Frank Beanland, Santorini
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Santorini
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O il on canvas
152cm x 228cm

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Frank Beanland, Radiance
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Radiance
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1986, oil on canvas,
46cm x 51cm
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Frank Beanland, Yellow and Purple Forms
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Yellow and Purple Forms
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Oil on canvas, 1987,
51cm x41cm

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  summer 2007 exhibition

chalk hill (contemporary art
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