Sunday 26th February to Saturday 4th March ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily
Harry Sowden worked as an Architectural Photographer, photographing anything from an Architect's model to an oil rig. Jobs included documenting the construction of the Sydney Opera House, Centre Pompidou (Paris) and the Lloyds Building (London). All photographed from conception to completion, from hole in the ground to iconic landmark. Along the way he found his own subjects - resulting in the diverse range of photographs, taken over a 30 year period, shown in this exhibition.
Sunday 5th March 10.30am to 3pm
Monday 6th March to Saturday 11th March ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily
Having recently arrived in Totnes, I am excited to offer this exhibition of new work, comprising paintings and embroidery sculpture.
I was born in Zimbabwe and studied Graphic and Fine art in South Africa in the early 70's. My art is organic, intuitive and visionary. Each piece is completely unplanned, as I delight in the process of 'creative unfolding'; a way of expression that continues to invite a spontaneous and powerful awakening. The painting medium I currently use is acrylic on canvas and the embroideries include natural threads and found objects in nature.
Our creativity calls us to surrender and release our identification with perceived reality, and as as we take this leap of faith, we may experience being carried on a wave of illumined truth with the blessing of grace. This is our way home.
Inspired, overlighted beauty - Natalia Baker
Monday 13th March to Saturday 18th March ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily
The work is an exploration of a reaction to being in nature using traditional practices, where various media give expression to this experience.
Sculptural reliefs, oil painting and drawing are used to demonstrate an understanding of sensitivity to sea, sky and land, to nature itself.
I hope those who visit the exhibition take away thoughts and experiences that enrich their perception of nature and our part in it.
Monday 20th March to Saturday 25th March ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily
As an emerging artist I am in the luxuriant position of experimentation; I have worked predominately with watercolours for many years as a hobbyist artist, it is with the advent of time that I am now able to fulfil a lifelong dream of becoming a full time artist. This of course does not happen overnight! I now find myself wanting to use bold, gestural marks to express my response to my surroundings leaving realism behind in the search for impressionism, which has led me to experiment with oil paints; making generous sweeps across a canvas or scraping with a palette knife, adding touches of graphite and pastel.
I am focusing on a body of work that will reflect my experimentation so far as I seek to convey a sense of place, space and harmony with careful choice of palette and movement within each piece allowing it to have its own voice. This show will define the ‘Shift in Time’ that I am experiencing and invite you to come along and view my work.