RUSSELL FRAMPTON – JUNE 2018
Russell Frampton is Store Street Gallery’s featured artist for the month June.
He was born in 1961 in Hampshire and educated at Portsmouth and at Exeter Art College (B.A. in Fine Art), later taking his M.A. in Fine Art at the University of Plymouth.
Painter and musician – his nautical, maritime yet still abstract themes are resurfaced in his work mainly because of associations with his childhood, being brought up on the River Hamble.
”Being brought up on the River Hamble within a stones throw from the busy international shipping port of Southampton, The Solent and Cowes as seen from Warsash were formative landscape memories and the regular passage of tankers, passenger ships, ferries and yachts against the backdrop of the flaming refineries at Fawley etched a painterly structure into me”.
Russell is now living in Devon but also makes frequent visits to his house in Brittany.