A lovely original watercolour of a Somerset valley by Sidney Perrin. Large size in its original wooden frame.
It has a real presence on a wall with frame measuring 70cm x 54cm and the visible painting measuring 52cm x 37cm.
This Sidney Perrin watercolour is a great investment as the interest in his art is increasing. Recently, a Sidney Perrin print sold for £195.
Sidney Perrin was born in 1908 in South East London, he studied at the Camberwell School of Art and the Bolts Court School of Art and Engraving.
He worked as staff artist and later Art Editor of the Financial Times – position that he held until retirement. Sidney Perrin also illustrated books and produced graphics for television.
During his time at the Financial Times he took up painting landscapes and architectural topics in watercolour and many of his works were exhibited at the Royal Institute, Guildhall, City of London and other London Exhibitions.
He retired to Somerset and developed his watercolour techniques producing his signature landscapes of West Somerset In 1983 Cavendish Collection published the first of his fine art limited edition prints. He died in 1987. Majority of his art was sold through local art galleries in Porlock, Minehead.
Judging by the style, this Sidney Perrin watercolour has been painted in the 1960s.
Who is Sidney Perrin, artist (1908 – 1987)
Sidney Perrin is a famous British artist hailing from London, He went to Art Schools such as the Camberwell School of Art and the Bolts Court School of Art and Engraving.
Sidney Perrin was a staff artist and later an Art Editor at the Financial Times, where he worked until his retirement. He also illustrated novels and created television graphics.
During his career at the Financial Times, he also produced watercolours and many of his paintings were shown at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Guildhall in London, City of London and other exhibitions around the United Kingdom.
He retired to Selworthy and honed his watercolour techniques, creating such works as West Somerset and Cornwall landscapes, as well as North Wales watercolours. He held annual sales exhibitions of his work, with the popularity of his paintings fueling such a demand that in 1987 they had to be sold at an auction. The Cavendish Collection released the first of its fine art
Selworthy lies a couple of miles from Minehead, Somerset, on the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate in the north of Exmoor. The hamlet of Bossington is within the parish. Lynch, Brandish Street, and Allerford are also located there.
Selworthy falls within the Exmoor National Park, which aims to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the region. Despite being a small village, Selworthy has a vibrant art scene and Sidney Perrin’s presence is still felt in this lovely Somerset village.