Wildflowers replicated

Exclusive to Galeria Côrte-Real, paintings by Tom Compton feature the Algarve’s fields as profusions of wildflowers.

The compositions are inspired by the natural beauty of the Algarve’s west coast where plants and grasses sway in the Atlantic breezes. Uncultivated, growing without human interference, the paintings replicate nature as it was intended.
Using a ‘plein air’ technique, working always out-of-doors, this painting method – known in France as ‘sur le motif’ was adopted by artists such as Monet, Pissarro and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Notably, like the French Impressionists, Tom Compton is able to reproduce the actual visual conditions seen at the time of painting, whether they are sharp and crisp or soft and diffuse.

Heralded as one of Côrte-Real’s most accomplished artists, his work can be seen alongside sculptural figures, ceramic pieces and other ‘objet d’art’.

Visit Côrte- Real’s new gallery located above the estate agents ‘Fine and Country’ in Rua do Barranco, Carvoeiro.

The main gallery ‘Galeria Côrte-Real’ is signposted from Boliqueime, Ferreiras and Paderne. It is open Thursday to Sunday, from 11am to 5pm.

912 737 762 | www.corterealarte.com

By Carolyn Kain

Photo: Field of flowers in the West Coast Algarve