Barcelona-based artist Theo Booth celebrates jazz age glamour, playful sensuality and the romantic and escapist possibilities of travel in his evocative and widely collected original paintings.
A new exhibition of Theo's work opened at ginny gray gallery
Theo has an amazing natural ability as a painter coupled with a fertile imagination. His influences include Picasso, Modigliani, Tamara de Lempicka, William Roberts and Art Deco but his style is very much his own.
Born in Badminton, Gloucestershire in 1947, Theo trained as an engineer and worked as a photographer and boat restorer before becoming a full-time artist in the 1990s.
Theo paints mainly in acrylics on board or canvas. There is a delicious air of decadence in much of his oeuvre. His work features in collections in numerous countries.
Mediterranean themes and preoccupations figure frequently in Theos pictures. He lived and worked for several years in Croatia and Portugal and is currently to be found painting in Barcelona, Spain.
A typically strong use of line gives his curvaceous female subjects great (and often seductive)character while at the same time allowing the artist to experiment with the fascinating, occasionally cubist angles that lend his enjoyable compositions such depth and interest.
Theos work is being displayed on the ground floor of the gallery. Meanwhile, the upstairs gallery will feature a mix of work from a variety of leading contemporary artists including Sue Moffitt, Pam Carter, Iain Carby, Janet Rogers, Christopher Townsend, Trevor Price and Mychael Barratt.