Opening event for Wild Tracks | Jim Whitty on Saturday 16th October. Meet Jim Whitty and glass artist Michèle Oberdieck 12-5pm. All welcome!
James Fotheringhame | Nature painterNew works on show
James Fotheringhame's work is closely observed from nature, inspired by the landscape and wildlife near his home in Warwickshire. Drawing from hours of study in the field and hundreds of his photographs, his painting is the result of an intense curiosity in the natural world.
A strong interest in re-wilding the farmland that surrounds his house in the countryside has brought many rare species of birds close to his own garden. A new collection of James' work is on show in the main gallery and many of the paintings were born out of simply noting the wildlife just outside his studio window. Several feature an old pear tree and the compositions reflect the change in seasons and the birds and other creatures that inhabit it.
Lower Gallery | Amy Albright & Elly WallLandscape painting and ceramics
We are delighted to present new collections from gallery artist Amy Albright, and ceramicist Elly Wall in our lower gallery. Both artists explore the natural, weathered textures or the mysterious romance of lost or abandoned dwelling places. Blurred edges and indistinct shapes are at the heart of both artists' individual works, exploring the mood, strength and silences of remote landscapes. Amy and Elly work in an intuitive way, starting with a gestural brushstroke, or a response to the material at hand.
Amy Albright joined the gallery earlier in 2021, showing a series of paintings inspired by the Cornish landscape where she lives and works. We’re delighted to welcome Elly Wall as she exhibits her ceramics here for the first time.
Mychael BarrattNew 'Artists' Dogs and Cats'
New prints by Mychael Barratt have recently arrived in the gallery! These prints are from the ongoing series 'Artists' Dogs and Cats', a collection of works paying homage to artists and the stories surrounding their life and work. Amusing and witty in tone, they are also a reflection of Mychael's extraordinary knowledge of art history and contemporary art, presenting an insightful window to characters and stories from across the centuries. See 'Matisse's Dogs' in a joyful dance of life, or 'van Gogh's Dog' accompanying the artist on his way to work through the fields, and many more.