The Specials’ Horace Panter – Blues Paintings & Beyond at St Paul’s Gallery

‘Blues Paintings & Beyond’ is the first ever exhibition by 2 Tone icon Horace Panter. His love of Chicago Blues and his fascination for traditional iconography provide the underlying theme for this unique ensemble of portraits and prints from his Chicago Blues & Other Paintings collection.

Horace’s blues paintings consist of a series of prints which illustrate the essence of the music or the people who played it, while his portraits comprise of original acrylic paintings including the wonderful Robots at the Beach.

As part of the launch, Horace also performed with his band, Blues To Go.

He added: “It’s been excellent that I have been able to play music in an art context which is really cool. I wanted people to know just how much I love blues both musically and visually.”

The ‘Blues Paintings & Beyond’ exhibition, in association with the Teenage Cancer Trust, will be at the gallery until 12th May, 2012.

Visitors can also chat with Horace at one of his coffee mornings which will take place on May 12.

St Pauls Gallery, Northwood Street, Birmingham 0121 236 5800

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