Gerard Tunney

Most of Gerard’s work is influenced by ballet and the theatres’ capacity to transform and change through the use of costumes, lighting, make up etc. These paintings have developed into a series of Fine Art Residencies with The Birmingham Royal Ballet, Opera North, Northern Sinfonia.

Gerard usually paints with acrylic on canvas which he feels has the spontaneity of watercolour and the sturdiness of oil paint. Acrylic paint dries quickly and this generates an immediacy within the work which is something that he is trying to capture as the painting progresses