JOSEP PLA (SPAIN)
Josep Pla was born in Mataro, Barcelona, in 1959. He is a successful Spanish artist who has shown his beautiful style of painting across Europe.
From a very early age he loved drawing and painting and began attending lessons at the age of twelve where his interest in land and seascapes began to evolve.
In 1973 he joined the studio of the painter Antoni Ayné where he studied until 1979 and in 1984 he became a member of the Royal Circle Artistic of Barcelona and was to exhibit here until 1998. During this period Josep showed his work in a number of galleries and contributed to numerous group shows as well as solo exhibitions..
Josep`s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in England, Ireland, Venice, Spain and Brittany since he had 25 years old. Actualy he works permanentely for more than 6 galleries all around the world
His technique involves the use of a precise spatula tool combined an application of oil paint. The direct application of colour gives great strength to the chromatic impression of his paintings, often lending a dream-like feel to the finished image.
Josep's inspiration comes from the sea, the shores, the boats and the atmosphere of his home: Catalonia and others landscapes that he has visited and come to love like England, whicht was the first country that opened her doors to his art. England was the starting point of his internatuinal carree and to thank this lovely reception since the painter began to exhibit in a gallery in the smaill town of Tregony, in September of 2015 Josep made a donation of 4 works at the Roseland Parc senior center, to try to keep his residents near to their beloved coasts now for different health reasons far from them.
Equially, every september The Rotary Club of St Ives, organize a great and a beautiful exhibition of art. it´s possible to find about 400 artworks by more than 300 well know professionals and artist from Uk and futher afield.
Rotary Club is an international service organisation whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services. Josep Pla has been taking part in this charity event every year for the past 4 years, with a little painting to The Rotary Club of St Ives. Every painting by every one of the painters is signed on the back and the members of the public won´t know who has painted the painting they have acquired until the very moment of purchase. The entire amount raised will go towards to charitable actions for the children in need.
His work is full of sensations, emotions, impressions and reflections with the ever-present quality of serenity and tranquility, the necesay ingredients for created. Like he say:
"Art is the most necessary in this world: a book, a film, two words which arranged in a certain way manage to uproot a laboured breathing, the supply of the necessary touch of another skin to be able to survive, sometimes, the roof under which take refuge, the mirror where one looks for himself or the footprints of steps to follow”