Chrissie Hynde’s new book ‘Adding The Blue’ will feature almost 200 original oil paintings by the musician, accompanied by introductory text and captions written by her.
After Nyne Gallery in London will show the collected oil paintings from 7 November to 13 November at 10 Portland Rd, London W11 4LA.
Rock Star Chrissie Hynde Releases Unseen Paintings
Chrissie Hynde’s first collection of paintings is presented chronologically, beginning with still life studies and culminating in vibrant abstract compositions.
‘I always thought I would get into painting, but I got waylaid by rock ’n’ roll. Finally, I thought, “Now’s the time.” As soon as I was in a situation where I could be alone and paint without any interruptions, I just couldn’t stop.’ – Chrissie Hynde
With forewords by musician and artist, Brian Eno, and The Royal Academy’s Artistic Director, Tim Marlow, Adding The Blue is also captioned throughout with Chrissie Hynde’s own thoughts and reflections. Her insightful and often humorous anecdotes on music, art, friends and family reveal an artist as passionate about painting as music and offer a view into her life and new-found passion for painting.
‘I’m always curious when creative people explore other mediums… I think it enriches the cultural landscape and certainly makes the art world a more interesting place.’ – Tim Marlow, artistic director of the Royal Academy of Arts
Working exclusively in oil on canvas, her art encompasses a wide variety of subjects including figures, portraits of friends and family, self-portraits and landscapes. Adding The Blue is a vibrant book that in Brian Eno’s words is ‘full of life, love and discovery’.
‘It’s pretty much like writing songs. I might know what I want to write about, but generally I just dive in and see what’s down there.’ –Chrissie Hynde
The trade edition of Adding The Blue can be pre-ordered from Amazon for £35.