Vincent Donlin: Brighton and Beyond
Please ring T 020 8464 5816 to view
30th March – 24th April 2015
Open eve 2nd April 7-9pm
I have been painting for over 30 years beginning when I was 13. My work is inspired by the world around me. The current work is mainly based in Brighton where I have been living for the last 15 years. V.Donlin
Vincent Donlin’s work spans over three decades he started painting in the early seventies.
Vincent Donlin is largely self-taught but was lucky enough to meet and be taught by the late visionary artist Donald Pass at Upbury Manor secondary school, he later attended Medway college of Design and completed a foundation course.
After leaving Medway College of design he met artists Stephen and Simon Postgate, Billy Childish, Sexton Ming and Charles Thompson. He also wrote poetry which was published by Charles Thompson who cofounded the “Stuckists” group. The poem was printed in Charles’s “Cheapo” magazine and was printed on Mr Thompsons own printing press.
During the early eighties friend artist, sculptor Stephen Postgate spent time working together in Wales where they shared Stephen’s father’s cottage in Llandeilo they painted together sharing ideas, dole cheques, tomato paste flapjacks, beer and canvas
Later in London he and Stephen lived in various places around Westbourne park and Notting hill gate later settling in “The Old School House” in Hammersmith they continued painting large scale canvases using paint taken from skips, powder paint mixed with washing up liquid and sized with wallpaper paste on calico miraculously some of this work has survived and is in remarkably good condition and can be seen on his website
The present paintings are painted on canvas or wood using an acrylic underpainting and building up the picture using linseed oil glazes and finished in oil paint.
Mobile Vince 07738981805