Sunday 12th May to Saturday 18th May ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily except Sunday 10.30am- 3pm
There are two subjects that constantly interest me.
One is the meeting of sea onto the land and rocky outcrops.
The other is the aged surfaces of old buildings with the contrasting shapes of their windows, niches and doorways. The layers paint, plaster, mosses and lichen build up over time to form a rich patina and tapestry.
I mostly make my own paints from our pigments with various binding materials to make my own oil and acrylic paint. Sometimes I incorporate additional materials such as iron, copper and bees wax to enhance and enrich my work.
Sunday 19th May Opening View 3pm – 5pm
Monday 20th May – Saturday 25th May 10.00am – 4.45pm daily.
Sara Gilbert and Belinda Ireland present a thought provoking range of figurative artwork on the theme of humanity and the past.
Sara uses printmaking to explore the idea of personal ancestry and belonging.
As a way of connecting to the past, she has been researching her Lancastrian roots, particularly the cotton mills, and has found a common thread. Her new work brings her interest of the past into the present using objects, memories, facts, and anecdotes.
Sara is a painter and printmaker who obtained a degree in fine art at Plymouth College of Art. She exhibits her work locally and runs printmaking workshops in her studio.
Belinda is interested in the vagaries of childhood and adolescence, in the communality of these themes and how they are repeated through history. In her paintings she uses a range of imagery and techniques referencing the past and present to create a tableau of suggestion.
Ireland trained at Central School of Art and Design, and has studied with Robert Lenkiewicz. She has recently completed the One Year Mentoring course at the Newlyn School of Art. Now based in Devon, she has run popular art classes locally and in Somerset whilst developing her practise as an artist.
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Sunday 26th May to Saturday 1st June ~ 10.30am - 4pm daily (except Private View on Sunday 26th May 3pm - 6pm)
RAMM Prizewinning artists and members of HIVE ART collective, Su's work explores body, brain and emotions, an intronaut's view of the world coming out of the past few years of personal body work, zen meditation and trauma recovery.
Sam continues to observe the immediate world around her in meticulous detail, giving a home to the often overlooked. A graduate of Chelsea College of Art where she developed a passion for drawing, Sam's humour, skill and tenderness are evident in every line.
Sunday 2nd June to Saturday 8th June ~ 10am - 5pm daily except 2pm – 4pm Sunday 2nd June and 10am - 4pm Saturday 8th June
In 2017, I had a joint exhibition with my scientist husband Philip, entitled Bees in a Landscape, based on my obsession with land and seascapes of the South West, and Philip’s obsession with bees. This was a great success, and was visited by a large number of people who, we hope, learned more about bees, as well as enjoying our photos and paintings.
After this exhibition, we began thinking about another collaboration, but with a slightly different emphasis. Philip and I spend quite a bit of time walking and looking at things around us. This led to our new exhibition, entitled Observation, literally the things we observe and record. My observations mostly end in a painting or drawing, or occasionally a short form of words. Philip is frequently prompted to find out more about the things we see, including plants, insects and wildlife but also, more disturbingly, the increased amount of plastic regularly washed up on our beaches.
We hope you enjoy the beauty of the places we visited, but we would like also to provoke discussion and consideration of some of the challenges now facing our environment.