Quests

Recent work by Steve Pratt and Avril Pratt

 

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th September 10:15am - 4:45pm; Saturday 28th 10:15am - 3:00pm

 

We are husband and wife artists on an adventure. Art for us is an ongoing quest: a search for new ways to express the inspiration of life and the relationship of our art to the processes of medium and technique. In this quest for expressive enrichment, we are constantly exploring our own creative drive whilst taking pleasure in that of others. From our roots in Africa we have learnt to be open to the importance of place, not only of our native Zimbabwe and South Africa but wherever we have found new stimuli in the art and culture that we encounter on the way.

We present our exhibition as a body of mostly recent work that we hope will reflect this quest and stimulate you the viewer as we have been inspired by others. Works include collage, crochet, shibori cloth work, silk paintings, watercolours and oil paintings.

MOKULITO: WOOD AND WATER

Louise Scammell and Judith Woodings

 

Sunday 29th September to Saturday 5th October  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily

 

Mokulito is an unusual form of lithography on wood that was developed in Japan by Professor Seishi Ozaku in the 1970’s

 

In 2017 Louise Scammell and Judith Woodings studied at the ‘Artists’ Print Residence’, Barcelona where they were taught the technique by Ewa Budka, one of the leading practitioners.

 

Mokulito now forms the basis of Judith’s and Louise’s printmaking practice and research.  They work on the surface of the wood using brushes, pens and nibs making gestural marks as well as making woodcut marks using gouges and chisels. The wood plates are ‘inked up’ and a small edition of prints taken from each block.

 

Louise Scammell has been working for two years on a series of images describing underwater landscapes. She free dives and draws underwater using waterproof materials.  These sketches  capturing fleeting moments, are then transformed into Mokulito prints. They show movement and light in a constantly changing and challenging environment. Louise has recently exhibited at the Society of Wildlife Artists’ show in the Mall Galleries London.

 

Trees and woodland, bent and formed by weather and reflected in still pools, or in landscapes flooded in evening light: these are the themes of Judith’s current work. She depicts them as romantic images, weather- worn by the elements or as sentinels for man’s disregard for the environment. Judith has recently exhibited in the RWA Open Exhibition in Bristol. In 2015 she received an MA Fine Art/Printmaking with Distinction from Aberystwyth University.

 

Both Judith and Louise are members and regular exhibitors with the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey.

The Mansion Art Group (M.A.G.)

Autumn Exhibition 2019

 

Sunday 6th October to Saturday 12th October

Weekdays 10 am to 4.45 pm - Weekends 10.30 am to 3.30 pm

 

Our relaxed and friendly group has been running for five years and has a core of some fifteen members who meet on Thursday mornings to share a studio space. Our members have a diverse range of experience but we are united in our love of art and all things creative. We aspire to provide each other with a very supportive and motivating atmosphere in which we work in wide variety of styles, media and techniques and share ideas and helpful critique. We think our exhibition will have something of interest for everyone.

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