‘Source to Sea’
7th August – 4th September 2021
Above: ‘Spring Arrives’ – detail. Acrylic on board. Ross Loveday
The Boathouse, St Just. Oil on board. 35 x 30cm. Robin Mason
In the Summer months we are drawn to water, to refresh ourselves, to swim, to sail, to paddle, to listen to the sounds of a stream or a waterfall. It helps us to feel connected with the natural world and is a relief from the virtual.
This exhibition features six artists who have a connection with water, from the River Severn, to Blakeney Marshes and Cornish fishing villages, each artist has a unique interpretation of their subject.
Ross Loveday records the affect of weather with dramatic skies, creating a mood in his paintings. Melvyn Evans is both a painter and a printmaker, he is fascinated by rural traditions and our relationship with the land. Landmarks, monuments, coastal paths and fishing boats all carefully composed in structure and colour, are key elements of his work. Andrew Lansley’s egg tempera paintings of boats around the inlets of North Norfolk echo the flat landscape and reedy grasses. Robin Mason captures the light in his paintings of Cornwall. Throughout the year,Ann McCay observes the river Severn from the bottom of her garden, from flood to gentle flow and Amanda Banham’s ceramics continue to charm us with her collection of ‘Shipping Forecast’ houses and ‘Swimmers’ bowls.
Enjoy the dip into this exhibition.
Mary Elliott – Twenty Twenty Gallery – July 2021
‘Source’ Acrylic on board. 25 x 30cm. Ross Loveday
‘Boat and Figure’ Oil and graphite on board. 30 x 40cm
“Starting out as a marine engineer I have always been drawn to the sea. I am fascinated by landmarks, monuments, coastal paths, fishing boats, and the links between our rural traditions, and our relationship with the land and the sea. ”
Melvyn Evans. July 2021
‘Blakeney Mooring ‘ Egg tempera on gesso wood panel. 67 x 126cm
‘Riverside Cottages’ Oil on canvas. 71 x 54cm
“ One of the most important things that I do when I’m painting, is to do nothing but to stop and stare. Watch the tide, as the waves roll in and slip away again, and watch the sea turn from a lilac-grey in the morning to a deep blue in the afternoon.”
‘Downstream’ Oil on canvas. 30 x 30cm
‘Warning of Gales’ Raku fired ceramic. 10 x 7 x 4cm
“The houses I have made for this exhibition are inspired by my lifetimes fascination with The Shipping Forecast. The houses are raku fired and have the appearance of being weather worn.”
Amanda Banham. July 2021
For more information about the Metoffice inshore waters forecast which is the basis of Amanda’s pieces click here.
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