Lido @ The Stoneman – June 11th – July 2nd

Lido – an Italian term from the name of a bathing place in Venice – a space usually designed for activities around water with areas for sunbathing and eating.

Lido the exhibition was born out of my love of Jubilee Pool and the many happy childhood memories of endless summer days at the poolside. It is a subject that I keep coming back to as a painter and it was the catalyst for this show, included alongside new works on Jubilee Pool are paintings of Plymouth’s Tinside, Weston–super-Mare and Saltdean.

Saltdean (2011) 28in x 24in- acrylic on canvas - Chris Billington

Saltdean (2011) 28in x 24in – acrylic on canvas

Tinside (2011) - 40in x 36in - acrylic on canvas - Chris Billington

Tinside (2011) – 40in x 36in – acrylic on canvas

I could not have completed this work without the help of  the excellent Lido website compiled by Oliver Merrington, see link below, and the  invaluable aid of  the remarkable book Liquid Assets:

Full details and images will be uploaded to the exhibition page in a few days…

Lido 11th June – 2nd July

Stoneman Gallery
56 Chapel Street
Penzance TR18 4AE

The Stoneman Gallery
01736 361756/351555

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