Antony Bridge: Croome's artist in residence

Croome Antony Bridge in croome landscape

A popular Malvern artist Antony Bridge has produced works based on the beautiful landscape at Croome.

An exhibition of over 40 paintings by Antony Bridge, Croome’s artist in residence, is on show at Croome from Monday 2 October.

Antony Bridge in the Croome landscape
Antony bridge artist in residence

Antony is Croome’s official artist in residence and each year will capture the essence of the English view that famous landscape designer ‘Capability’ Brown has given us all to savour and enjoy. 

During the first two weeks of the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to come and chat to Antony who will be painting most mornings in various locations around the parkland.

The exhibition, which will be on display in the house will run until spring 2018.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase his artworks.

Some of Antony's paintings in the exhibition
paintings by Antony Bridge on exhibiton in the Court at Croome

This exhibition throws new light on the views which unite Croome’s restored parkland with the dramatic background of the surrounding landscape. Over the course of the last year as ‘artist-in-residence’, Antony has studied the changing seasons at Croome, exploring the ever-moving palette of colours and light that enliven the parkland scenery. His works, painted en plein air rather than in the studio, seeks to present Croome through Antony’s direct experience outdoors in the park, whether in rain or shine!

Antony’s depictions of Croome alongside Richard Wilson’s 1758 painting of the landscape.
Antony’s depictions of Croome are exhibited alongside Richard Wilson’s 1758 painting of the landscape.

Antony’s depictions of Croome are exhibited alongside Richard Wilson’s 1758 painting of the landscape. Although their works are separated by two-and-a-half centuries, both artists were commissioned to express the parkland’s ‘idealised’ beauty at significant moments in Croome’s history.

Read more about Antony Bridge in his profile article>>>