‘My brother is my major inspiration’ – Twin artists Chris and Steve Rocks exhibit Turner-esque collection in Baldock

The Rocks brothers' exhibition at Gallery 1066 in Baldock. Picture: David F Boughey

The Rocks brothers' exhibition at Gallery 1066 in Baldock. Picture: David F Boughey - Credit: Archant

A pair of twin brothers who paint together on the same canvas enjoyed a champagne and red carpet welcome when they met collectors in Baldock.

The Rocks brothers' exhibition at Gallery 1066 in Baldock. Picture: David F Boughey

The Rocks brothers' exhibition at Gallery 1066 in Baldock. Picture: David F Boughey - Credit: Archant

Chris and Steve Rocks unveiled their latest paintings at Gallery 1066 in Hitchin Street, with visitors coming from far and wide to meet them and see their new collection.

They are known for their abstract works inspired by the power of nature, which have been called Turner-esque – but asked to name his favourite artist, Steve named his brother Chris.

“My brother Chris is my major inspiration,” said Steve. “He is so talented and working alongside him is an absolute privilege.

“We have a bond that has just naturally taken us along this route. It feels really special to exhibit alongside each other.

The Rocks brothers' exhibition at Gallery 1066 in Baldock. Picture: David F Boughey

The Rocks brothers' exhibition at Gallery 1066 in Baldock. Picture: David F Boughey - Credit: Archant

“Of course we can have disagreements in the studio, but we always have the same goal. Creating is our passion and the end result will always be a cohesion between the two of us.

“We are about to move in to our new studio with an apartment attached to the side. It will be a deliberation who gets the apartment, but we truly love working alongside each other – and we are looking forward for what’s to come in the future.”

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The evening boasted a trio of classical musicians including a harpist, with gallery manager Beth Tacon calling it “a stunning evening for this fine art duo phenomenon”.

Beth said: “Chris and Steve Rocks intrigue people with their intuitive talent of painting on the same canvas and ability to create such atmospheric and abstract works of art.

“They take viewers to the Highlands and Scottish coasts in their dreamy rough waters and abstract visions of poetic seascapes.”

For more about the Rocks Collection, contact the gallery at info@gallery1066fineart.com or 01462 896164, or see gallery1066fineart.com.

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