3rd April – 1st May 2021
Above: ‘Open to the sky’ – detail. Oil on board 39.5 x 33.5cm Tessa Newcomb
Robina Jack and Wilfred
Tessa Newcomb and Robina Jack have long, successful careers as artists. Robina Jack’s painted plates and bowls focus on the menagerie that surrounds her: dogs, cats, hens and family history. Tessa Newcomb’s paintings record the garden, the greenhouse, the allotment; she draws you into her work, it feels intimate, you could be a local peering over the fence.
The younger artists are Cornelia O’Donovan and Mary Petherick. Cornelia O’Donovan graduated from the Royal College of Art and has had several solo exhibitions. Her work, often based on folklore, includes plants, leaves and flowers. Mary Petherick is a Shropshire based young artist. Mary’s family has a passion for gardening which has inspired her to make her own indoor gardens with vases of flowers from which she creates wonderful drawings. In this, her first exhibition, she studies the iris and has produced a series of dramatic paintings.
Above: ‘Greenhouse’ catalogue – CLICK THE CENTRE OF THE IMAGE TO VIEW FULL SCREEN
‘Dirty end of winter’ Oil on board 48 x 40cm Tessa Newcomb
“You never know what direction a painting is going to go in – I love the excitement of seeing what will come out of my work and how it changes”
‘They did not notice’ Oil on board 44.5 x 59.5cm Tessa Newcomb
Three long tailed tits Slip decorated earthenware 29.5 x 25cm Robina Jack
Bird on a Bough Slip decorated earthenware 29cm diameter Robina Jack
‘Exposed Iris’ Ink on paper 44 x 59.5cm Mary Petherick
‘Paradise’ Oil on canvas 120 x 120cm Cornelia O’Donovan
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