Rupert Beswarick-Asser has had a varied career which has encompassed a range of creative interests. He took a conventional route through art college, and then went on to study painting conservation.
Rupert subsequently taught fine art practice. Later, as a mature student, he gained a first-class degree in art history from the University of East Anglia.
His paintings represent a creative journey. He uses oils, applied in layers of translucent glazes and touches of opaque paint. He then builds them up, rubs away and overlays again, to create rich complexities of depth and colour. The process is as important as the finished artwork.
Rupert’s work is partly meditative, partly impressionistic, and he aims to infuse it work with a very personal sense of light, mood and atmosphere.
It is frequently commented is that his paintings convey feelings of reflection and tranquillity.
Perhaps the time it takes to complete each picture – typically several months, re-working and refining them – is the reason why.