Royal Academy Artist Fred Cuming talking about Romney Marsh


Part 2
Well known Royal Academy artist Fred Cuming tells LAAG about the inspiration
he gets from the mysterious landscape of Dungeness and
his atmospheric studies of Camber Sands. direct link


Part 1
Fred Cuming tells LAAG about his love of Romney Marsh
and the places he likes to paint here.  direct link

Fred Cuming was born in 1930 in London and trained at the Sidcup School of Art between 1945 and 1949. After National Service he studied at the Royal College of Art for four years and was awarded the Abbey Travel Scholarship to visit Rome.
Fred Cumingís artistic career has spanned sixty years. In that time he has dedicated himself to the observation of light and atmosphere and this has resulted in his being one of Englandís best-loved landscape painters. Romney Marsh  has provided the backdrop for much of Fredís work. The tonal and pictorial values in his oil studies are true to nature achieved by his distinctive technique of quickly layered colour resulting in a sensitive and unique rendering of light and mood. Fred was elected a full member of the Royal Academy in 1974.
Fred lives with Audrey, his wife of nearly fifty years, near Rye in East Sussex. They have two children and five grandchildren.
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