Celebrating Eric Ravilious

Westbury Horse‘Ravilious in Pictures’ Author James Russell is heading to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 14 September, 7.30pm for a fascinating talk on Eric Ravilious’ art and life.

JAMESEric Raviious was only 39 when he died on active service as a war artist in 1942, yet he had already achieved amazing things. A brilliant wood engraver and designer, he is best known today for his haunting watercolours, in which lighthouses, white horses, empty rooms and downland paths become marvels.

In his popular four part series Ravilious in Pictures author James Russell has explored many of these paintings in depth, teasing out stories and characters hidden in the wings. In this entertaining talk James will present a slide show encompassing examples of Ravilious’ art and photographs of the places he painted, with an emphasis on the Downland scenes that inspired his finest work.

Tickets priced £7.50, buy online here.