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Josep Pla was born in Mataro, Barcelona in 1959.

From a very early age he loved drawing and painting and began attending lessons at the age of twelve where his interest in land and seascapes began to evolve.

In 1973 he joined the studio Antoni Ayné where he studied until 1979 and in 1984 he became a member of the Royal Circle Artistic
of Barcelona and was to exhibit here until 1998. During this period Josep showed his work in a number of galleries and contributed to numerous group shows as well as exhibitions.

Josep`s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in England, Ireland, Venice, Spain  and Brittany.

His technique involves the use of a precise spatula tool combined with much thicker than usual application of oil paint resulting in a stronger overall texture. The direct application of colour gives great strength to the chromatic impression of his paintings, often lending a dream-like feel to the finished image.

Josep's inspiration comes from the sea, the shore, the boats and the atmosphere of his home and others shores that he has visited and come to love.  His work is full of sensations, emotions, impressions and reflections with the ever-present quality of serenity and tranquillity.

Josep likes to explore the poetic spirit and the romantic vision of the sea and coastline.
He find the paths of the water in every painting.

©Josep Pla

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