Our studio artist and previous mini commission recipient Kristian Purcell has been selected for The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition with his painting, The May Queen. For almost 250 years the Summer Exhibition has provided a barometer of the art of each age. The world’s largest open call exhibition is open to established and emerging artists and all of the works are chosen by leading artists. The sheer variety of work presented each year is what makes the Summer Exhibition an annual highlight of the cultural calendar and includes sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, video, installation – a snapshot of art that is being made right now. With past exhibitions featuring works by Gainsborough, Turner and Constable, Kristian is in good company.
For information about visiting the exhibition visit the Royal Academy website
For more of Kristian’s work, or to contact him, visit his website
‘The May Queen – from Henman’s Magic Lantern Show’ 2013
Oil on canvas