Kenneth Webb RUA Biography and Works - Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers

Kenneth Webb RUA

Kenneth Webb RUA

Kenneth Webb was born into a creative family in London, 1927 and was educated at the College of Art Gloucester and Cheltenham. He first came to Galway over 50 years ago and has been exhibiting his artwork since. Kenneth has a deep connection with the colour in his paintings and he applies it in various manners depending on the subject of his painting. In his own words, ‘Whenever I am taken by a theme, I seem to have to start all over and invent my own pictorial structure’.

 

Ballinaboy was a popular subject of his, which to him was exquisite. For Webb as an artist, he needed to have a connection with his paintings in order to create an atmosphere, which is what Ballinaboy did for him. This atmosphere was portrayed through colour. John O’Donohue the Irish author said, ‘Through his paintings are intense icons, you never have the feeling that form or content are forced or contrived. He has managed to penetrate to some deeper level from which the painting is able to assert the dream of its own shaping. He says paintings have always come to him. His work does have that tone of lyrical necessity; they had to come. In our post-modern era, where so much of life is reduced and commercialised through visual and aggressive image, it is healing for the eye and refreshing for the heart to encounter these paintings. If beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, then Kenneth Webb is a graced and gracious beholder.’

 

Webb is not striving for success, we can see from his artwork that he is constantly looking for results from experiments which is an inspiration of any dedicated artist. 

Kenneth Webb RUA - Auction results

There have been 54 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • Lot 106 by Kenneth Webb RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 106 Sale Date: 05 December 2012
    Result: £6,200
  • Lot 115A by Kenneth Webb RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 115A Sale Date: 03 March 2010
    Result: £3,600
  • STILL LIFE by Kenneth Webb RUA at Ross's Auctions
    STILL LIFE Sale Date: 07 October 2015 Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: H 24" x W 20"
    Result: £3,500
  • Lot 92 by Kenneth Webb RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 92 Sale Date: 07 October 2009
    Result: £3,400
  • Lot 128 by Kenneth Webb RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 128 Sale Date: 07 October 2009
    Result: £3,200
  • Lot 107 by Kenneth Webb RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 107 Sale Date: 04 June 2008
    Result: £3,000
  • Lot 82 by Kenneth Webb RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 82 Sale Date: 03 December 2008
    Result: £2,800
  • Lot 131 by Kenneth Webb RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 131 Sale Date: 02 June 2010
    Result: £2,800
  • Lot 142 by Kenneth Webb RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 142 Sale Date: 07 October 2009
    Result: £2,600
  • Lot 201 by Kenneth Webb RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 201 Sale Date: 09 December 2009
    Result: £2,600
  • PECKING ORDER by Kenneth Webb RUA at Ross's Auctions
    PECKING ORDER Sale Date: 09 March 2016 Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: H 20" x W 26"
    Result: £2,500