Adrian Chorley (1906-1983)
Water Meadows, Nayland, Suffolk
oil on board
18 x 23¼ inches
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This tranquil view with its harmonious, linear composition very much recalls the work of John Nortchcote Nash (1893-1977). It's not known whether the two artists painted together but Chorley would have certainly been familiar with Nash's work. Towards the end of their lives, they lived not far from each other in the picturesque Stour Valley region on the border of Suffolk and Essex.
Adrian Chorley attended St Paul's School before studying at the Byam School of Drawing and Painting and subsequently at the Royal College of Art. He was a member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1927-1928 before moving to Edenbridge, Kent. He returned to Suffolk in the 1970s and re-joined the Ipswich Art club where he became a regular exhibitor. In his later years, he lived in Boxted, Suffolk with his wife Nancy (known as 'Jenny', neé Rodyk) who was also an artist.
Works in Public collections: Pallant House, Chichester