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Known for selecting contemporary art and craft of the highest quality, the gallery team has handpicked artists and makers from across the country. The exhibition presents glass, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, prints and paintings by more than sixty talented established and emerging artists.
All work is handmade, making it unique and perfect for those looking for that special Christmas gift! Find unusual craft-led gifts as well as inspiration on everything from original printmaking to unique British jewellery designs. A must see Christmas show for all novice and expert lovers of art and craft.
Painting, drawing and print by: Nick Bodimeade, Mychael Barratt, Clare Caulfield, Helen Brown, Graham Evernden, Emily Faludy, Emma Harding, Jennifer Jokhoo, Susie Lidstone, David Scott Moore, Fiona Pearce, Chris Sercombe, Tessa Pearson, Virginia Ray, Ruth Taylor, Philip Tyler and Catherine Warren.
Sculpture by: Celia Allen, Helena Curry, Faye Mayo, David Mayne, Edward Willis, Jillian Riley, Richard Jack and Liane Matthews.
Oil on Panel
65 x 65 cms
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Painting outside, en plein air, allows David to draw directly from the subtle nuances of the rapidly changing light of a natural event or spectacle. He reacts quickly and therefore more intuitively. The distant horizons of the South Downs, New Forest and French and Tuscan panoramas have focal points from which to anchor the fleeting skies and to stage the ephemeral nature of atmospheric conditions. The rapid response of quick brush marks, layered textures and patterned rhythms capture the transition of moments in time. Some of the composition is left unpainted and abstracted. Furthermore, original marks painted at the initial event are left still traceable on the surface leading the spectator's eye from close to the surface to back to viewing the whole painting.?
David wrestles with painting and his perceptions of a scene, and the painting processes with which to grapple with each new live event in an en plein air session. He has to quickly respond, with little chance of turning back, to the changing time, atmospheric conditions, light and movement. He believes that regularly painting outside and revisiting locations helps with fluency and therefore brings immediacy to the painting to better represent the transience of life and our connection with nature.