Paintings of Klosters 2020

Messums Wiltshire, 
Place Farm, Court St, 
Tisbury, SP3 6LW
21 March — 11 April

Leading British landscape artist Oliver Akers Douglas is delighted to announce his first exhibition in Switzerland. Best known for his dramatic paintings of the English and Scottish landscape, he has in recent years increasingly spent time painting in the Swiss Alps where he has become transfixed by the romance of this enormous landscape. The exhibition will be hosted near Davos in the Swiss ski resort of Klosters and will include 30 previously unseen oil paintings from recent trips to the region.

While the subject matter will be new to his audience, the paintings will demonstrate Oliver’s signature exuberance of style. Many of the smaller pictures, even those in winter, are painted from life en plein air. As a keen explorer of the mountains, Oliver is often found carrying heavy equipment to great altitude to capture his subject - be it in hiking boots in summer or on skis in winter. Despite the difficulty of doing this, he believes there is no substitute for direct observation. His paintings have a sense of energy and urgency that is spellbinding. They also have an intense awareness of colour and shifting light.

His work is followed by a loyal audience and highly collectable. It is found in both public and private collections worldwide, most notably in the collection of HRH Prince of Wales who he has accompanied on a number of trips.