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Hugo Grenville and Rose Hilton at Yew Tree Gallery April 14th to May 28th

The Visit   Rose Hilton   Oil on Canvas   30″ x 30″

Hugo is looking forward to exhibiting five paintings alongside five paintings by Rose Hilton, who very sadly passed away recently, at The Yew Tree Gallery in Penzance for the Convivio Exhibition April 14th to May 28th, the exhibition opens with a private view on Sunday April 14th from 2-5pm. For more details and directions please see the gallery’s website; https://www.yewtreegallery.com

Hugo first met Rose when he joined Messum’s in 1995. Rose was the senior artist in the Messum’s stable of painters, and she took him under her wing, and invited him to stay at her clifftop farmhouse near St Just in Cornwall. Over the next decade they painted together every year, and he has many wonderful memories of shared painting trips to Provence, the Scilly isles, Suffolk and Cornwall. He learned a lot about colour from her, and both of them were immensely enthusiastic about early 20th century French painting, especially the work of Bonnard and Matisse.

Hugo always found Rose, who was married to the late Roger Hilton (considered by many to be one of the most important post war painters in Britain), a delightful painting companion, funny and inspiring, sympathetic and original, a splendid conversationalist and very funny raconteur who could effortlessly recall heady days at the Royal College of Art in the late fifties, where she met David Hockney. He is looking forward to seeing his work alongside Rose’s once again.

Letter from Home  Hugo Grenville  Oil on Canvas  36″ x 34″

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