It was a night of fantastic music and even better art when we headed to the centre of Birmingham for a concert inspired by the works of Lawrence Coulson. With his new Celebration collection toasting 20 years of beautiful paintings, the timing couldn't have been better for the best-loved landscape artist. Scroll down to find out more!
Held at Digbeth's modern Centrala space, 'In This Moment' was a night of moving music. Cellos, violins, drums and voice united under the creative vision of saxophonist Lewis Sallows.
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire student Lewis was inspired to compose the orchestral suite after seeing Lawrence’s artworks at our ICC gallery. Speaking to a packed crowd, he said: “It’s about immersing yourself in the feelings of the colours. In a time when we are increasingly divided, it’s important we stay united – we’re stronger together.”
Lawrence added: “It’s massively flattering! From selling my first painting for £30 in a pub to this – it’s brilliant. I listen to music while painting, and many of my pieces are inspired by song titles, so it’s gone full circle.
“I once met the songwriter Gary Numan, and we talked about the links between art and music. He said that while composing, he visualises what he is trying to write. Both allow you to express what is inside your head, so I am really happy this has happened.”
03/05/2019It is an honour to mark 20 years of Lawrence's spectacular British landscapes with this beautiful hardback book and two personalisable prints.
29/04/2019We caught up with the self-taught landscape artist to find out about his 20-year anniversary with our publisher, live-painting events and dinner with Prince Philip!
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