Adebanji Alade is one of the most exciting new artists in Britain today working in both oil and acrylic. He has won a clutch of awards for his dynamic, mostly urban, paintings that are usually full of people and life. Not that Adebanji paints his people with solemnity and precision. Often as not they are applied in a frenzy of colour and brushstrokes and are little more than dabs of colour. But the results are spectacular and it is this highly energised whirlwind style painting that he demonstrates on this his first teaching DVD.
On this DVD he travel s to the quintessentially English seaside resort of Cromer on the north coast of Norfolk. The DVD was filmed in the middle of summer and Cromer was teaming with holidaymaking families making it idea territory for Adebanji. He paints his first two pictures on Cromer's Edwardian Pier before moving along the promenade a little to captures an amazing view of the pier and promenade from a high vantage point complete with scores of bustling visitors. He finishes up with a beach scene compete with fishing boats.
Adebanji is a provisional member of the Royal Instutire fo Oil Painters.
Duration: 133 mins approx
Format: English, PAL DVD
This is a brilliant DVD, so refreshing to see someone paint with such enthusiasm. Adebanji just adds people so simply to his paintings which make them come alive. Four full demonstrations was not enough for me I wanted more! Sue (UK) on 2 Feb 2012
Great DVD, inspires and informs. Adebanji Alade conveys usefull knowledge and his great passion for his subject. Joanna Rothschild (norwich, United Kingdom) on 19 Oct 2012
I've bought a great many of these painting DVD's and find some of them a little dull and weary (either because of the artist or the film-making), but this one is a delight. Adebanji is incredibly enthusiastic and entertaining to watch. His pronunciation of colours bugged me (LOL) but honestly, you're missing out if you don't have this instructional film in your collection. Buy it now! Thomas Mcquiggan (Bolton, United Kingdom) on 17 Nov 2014