The artwork on display over the next couple of months will explore the theme of 'fields'. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful landscape much of which is looked after by individuals and families working in all weathers and conditions to grow crops and nurture animals that feed us. These people are also guardians of 'our landscape' in the sense that we can all see and enjoy the visual benefits it bestows, even if we do not own it. We can also access it via the rights of way that we are entitled to use whilst abiding by the Countryside Code.
These benefits can range from an uplifting change of colour and texture, glimpsed perhaps as we drive up a hill, pass a gap in a hedge or walk the common land that is open to us all, to the undulations in the surface or change of scale and perspective we witness in a more distant view. Each aspect can inspire and provide an alternative to our interior vistas and during this last year, the confines imposed by staying within our own walls.
The watercolour paintings start with winter and spring scenes, some of which have been exhibited before for a limited period during a solo show: A Sense of Place at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, 2017 and a group show with the Watercolour Club at Bowrige Gallery, 2018. Many of these original paintings have been sold but cards are available of some images. Some newer paintings are also on display and more artwork will be revealed as the theme is explored and the exhibition develops and changes.
Please make an appointment if you wish to see the original watercolours or 3D work.