For Sale now at Blondes Fine Art are two new watercolour paintings by John Knapp-Fisher. Both are in fabulous condition and date from 1960. This was the first year that the artist had left his job designing for a theatre and began his career as a full time artist. There was a short period when he painted various locations in and around London and the home counties before purchasing a boat and exploring the eastern coast of the UK before finally settling in Pembrokeshire in 1967.These two recent acquisitions are from that early period and depict Hampstead Heath and Rye in Sussex.
They were both with a private collection of work by Knapp-Fisher and bear personal Christmas dedications verso in the artists own hand. They have clearly been displayed out of sunlight as the colours are still rich and strong.
The artist was influenced in his early years by John Piper , Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood. He liked to use a limited palette seeking what he called "the edge of colour", where earth colours and touches of primary colour emerge from the darks and where tonal relationships, quality, texture and contrasts are all important.