"Suddenly I will see something; a splash of colour, a strong shadow, the fall of light across a scene or object and I sense the thrill of knowing I have the start of a new painting."
Guy Beggs is a painter born in Durban, South Africa, now living in London and Brighton & Hove. He studied fine art at institutions such as The Royal Academy Schools, London and Goldsmiths College, London, eventually teaching the subject and becoming the department head at Sir John Cass School of Art. His work centres around landscapes portrayed with a plethora of colour.
South African Starting Point
Growing up in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe, Beggs’ exploration of this landscape gave him a great sense of the clarity of form and colour and helped him to create dramatic contrasts of light and shade. Presently, Beggs enjoys recording the seasonal and environmental changes in landscape and how this connects with changes made by man.Read more
Re-imagining Landscape Scenes
Through his diverse painting techniques, Beggs hopes to breathe new life and regenerate landscape views as opposed to realistically painting them. The use of the methods of staining and mark making motivates Beggs to contemplate landscapes more conventionally before adding his own unique layer to them. Doubt, indecision and uncertainty remain an essential element in making paintings.
An Internationally Acclaimed Artist
Guy Beggs has exhibited on a global scale, including: the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London, the Dusseldorf Art Fair, Germany and the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, London. Further, private and public galleries worldwide own his works including; Tate Britain, London, The Museum of London and the Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand.Hide