Carole Salmon

 

Sunday 16th June to Saturday 22nd June  ~ Sunday open 11am - 4pm and then Private view 6pm - 8pm after that 10am - 4.30pm daily

 

I paint what inspires me, and that can be anything – from lights on a motorway on a rainy night, a view of Dartmoor, a bowl of fruit or a group of friends sitting round the a table.

I studied art at Farnham then Bath Academy and also in Nice. I went on to live in Provence (where my mother was from) for 10 years where I had a screen printing studio and also made films. I became interested in building houses at that time which I’m still involved in.

My obsession with colour was inherited from my mother who also painted. We’d often have long chats about the extraordinary variety of colour whilst sitting together on a bench in Regents Park flower gardens in London.

While much of my earlier work was in acrylic, more recently it has been mostly in oils. Acrylics are more immediate. You can get a real vibrancy with them too, but there’s a depth in oils, and you can move things around and blend colours together more easily. There’s more flexibility.

I have always taken a lot of photos, my father gave me an Instamatic camera when I was 8 and as a teenager I spent many nights in the kitchen/darkroom printing photos. Now I often use photos as a starting point for a painting serving as a basis for composition and a reference for colour from which paintings emerge.

Most of my paintings have been done listening to Eckhart Tolle who talks about Presence. I hope these paintings somehow reflect that state of being.

Roger Kidd and Chris Killock

 

Monday 24th June to Saturday 29th June  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily

 

Roger Kidd ~ Camino Sketchbook

A series of paintings inspired by the stunning countryside of Portugal and Spain.  In 2023 Roger walked the Caminos.  This exhibition tells the story of these paths.

 

Chris Killock ~ Drawings and Prints

I have selected a broad range of work for this exhibition.  I usually draw people and places from life and some of the resulting images I develop into print.  I particularly like the painterly quality of monotypes and also experiment with collagraphs.  During COVID I regularly sat in front of a mirror and drew self-portraits and I have continued to do this.  I also regularly attend a life drawing class and I have included a number of portraits made in these sessions.

Above & Below The Surface

Caroline Barker & Nigel Grist

 

Sunday 30th June to Saturday 6th July  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily

 

Caroline Barker & Nigel Grist, two South Devon printmakers from Salcombe-based Pressgang Printmakers are showing a wide variety of their handmade original prints in this exhibition.

The show's title “Above & Below The Surface” refers to the broad grouping of relief and intaglio printing techniques. The former, such as linocuts, are inked on the top surface of the plate while the latter, etchings for example, are inked below, within the plate.

There will be drypoint prints, linocuts and collagraphs and some involving a mix of techniques including photography. Also a gallery premiere of a long term project “The Sky Above My Head”.

The title also reflects some of the subjects too, covering the airborne, aquatic and terrestrial. Both artists take inspiration from the surrounding area of Devon, especially the coast and Dartmoor. There are plenty of prints and techniques rather less easily categorised too and we hope to be showing something for everyone!

Different Perspectives

Mandy and Malcolm Race

 

Monday 8th July to Saturday 13th July  ~ 10am - 4.30pm daily
Private View Sunday 7th July 5pm - 7pm

 

Mandy and Malcolm Race moved to Totnes from East Yorkshire where they were lecturers at Hull School of Art and Design. Although their artwork comes from different perspectives, the underlying spirit of creativity binds them together. Mandy’s work is primarily figurative and concerned with the intricate detail of observation, while Malcolm’s is abstract and explores the visual language of colour, mark and composition.

 

www.mandyrace-artist.com

contact Mandy on 07808 775749

www.malcolmrace-artist.co.uk

contact Malcolm on 07561 738789

Steve Rogers & Tracey Hughes

 

Monday 15th July to Saturday 20th July  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily

 

An exhibition of work by Steve Rogers & Tracey Hughes

Are We There Yet

Emma Wright

 

Monday 22nd July to Saturday 27th July  ~ 10am - 4pm daily

 

Moments in time along the way

 

I have been interested in peoples ever longing for future holidays or destinations. I wanted to capture moments of time for me and hopefully reminiscent and evocative for others. I am still fascinated by water and the changing colours and mood created by weather, light, season and tide as well as drawing inspiration from landscapes and home.

I work in acrylics and collage and am based in the South hams.

Check out my work on instagram: Emmalouisewright97

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