Geoff Hands

Geoff Hands

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Geoff Hands is a painter based at the Phoenix Art Space studios in Brighton. He has exhibited regularly for over 30 years, alongside a career in FE and HE art education. In addition to his painting practice, he also reviews exhibitions with a particular interest in contemporary abstraction.

His paintings explore time and place in various geographic locations, utilising a semi-figurative and abstract visual language. Typically, his work explores both colour and gestural expression. Although his images are essentially abstract, the links to specific locations are considered as a fundamental framework for taking a journey into this painterly and expressionistic abstraction.

In recent years, subject matter has been derived from regular visits to Cornwall, as well as from the Sussex Downs. A long-term fascination with the Shropshire landscape, from his youth, is also an on-going interest.