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Bill Bate

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Bill Bate

Bill Bate studied at the Central School of Art London, gaining a Fine Art Degree. He has been painting for a number of years and during that time has developed a striking and dramatic style based on the human form. 

He works largely with oil and his particular characteristic is the nebulous smoky aurora surrounding striking life forms, which is enhanced only by his exquisite use of brush strokes. Early influences include the Italian Renascence period. He uses foreshortening, shadowing and detail to portray scenes that draw out the emotion of the viewer. Other influences are early works of Gustav Klimt, his primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism—nowhere is this more apparent than in his numerous drawings. Bill’s paintings are concerned with powerful opposites creating potently atmospheric pieces that are emotionally charged. His use of colour and movement embodies the complexities and excitement, as well as the violence and tenderness of the human experience.

The passionate and curiously spiritual aspect of his work lends great elegance and power, demanding instant response and later, gentle contemplation to fully appreciate the inherent beauty of his work.

Land and seascapes are also great sources of inspiration, again it is the dramatic effect of light that makes Bill want to paint and capture some of the serenity, strength and beauty of our countryside.

Exhibitions:

  • Royal Institute of Oil Painters
  • Miarte International Exhibition of Art, Milan 
  • New England Art Club, Mall Galleries, London 
  • Ottagono Arte, Venice
  • Galerie de l'Europe, Paris
  • Figures at Victory & Albert Museum, London

Click images to enlarge.  

Dance Movement - Duo
Oil on Canvas
48"x36", £2,500

  
Dance Study - Half Light
Oil on Canvas
36"x24", £1,600

  
Horizon
Oil on Canvas
36"x24", £1,600

  
Sienna Nude II
Oil on Canvas
40"x30", £1,800

Blue Mood
Oil on Canvas


  
Embrace
Oil on Canvas


  
Study for Relax
Oil on Canvas


  
Study for Male Nude
Oil on Canvas
29"x22", £895

Road to Redemption
Oil on Canvas
62"x48", £5,000

  
Chiaroscuro
Oil on Canvas
48"x36", SOLD

  
Abbreviations
Oil on Canvas
40"x30", SOLD

  
Chase Lounge
Oil on Canvas
28"x40", SOLD

A River Runs Deep
Oil on Canvas
36"x30" SOLD

  
In the Shadow of the River
Oil on Canvas
48"x36", £1,550

  
Salt on Sand 11
Oil on Canvas
42"x34", £1,200

  
Gold Reflection
Oil on Canvas
40"x30", £1,595

Nude Bending Back
Oil on Canvas
40"x30", SOLD

  
Swimmers
Oil on Canvas
38"x26", £995

  
Autumnal
Oil on Canvas
48"x36", £1,495

  
Red Stripe
Oil on Canvas
31"x24", £1,200

Merging
Oil on Canvas
36"x24", £995

  
Study for Nude 11
Oil on Canvas
20"x16", £395

  
Beth II
Oil on Canvas
20"x16", £395

  
Extasy
Oil on Canvas
48x36, £1,495

Mist over Wasdale
Oil on Canvas
36"x24", £1,200

  
Bronze
Oil on Canvas
40"x30", SOLD

  
Sunset over Richmond I
Oil on canvas
40"x34", £895

  
Cumbria
Oil on Canvas
30"x40", £1,295


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