Fine Arts: Sublime sketches and surreal landscapes dominate Adam's sale

An absorbing pencil portrait of Basil Blackshaw by Colin Davidson is one of many interesting lots at the September 28 sale

27th September, 2020
Hillside Pastures by Carey Clarke

A pencil sketch, Study of Basil Blackshaw, has been in my head for weeks ever since it popped up on Adam’s website as one of the highlights in their forthcoming sale. Colin Davidson has captured the essence of the grandfather we would all hope to have. Here is the benign countenance of man at ease in his ageing skin, every furrow and wrinkle a testament to his many endeavours and achievements in a lifetime producing...

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