Alan Davie | Magical Transformations
Fri 17 May – Sun 7 July 2019| open 10am – 5pm | Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment |
“When Alan Davie died in 2014, some months before his 94th birthday, Scotland, Britain and the world lost one of the finest artists of our times” (Michael Tucker, March 2018)
“Basically the creative state would appear to amount to a kind of religious communion with the GREAT ETERNAL. Here it is apparent to me that what I am doing is fundamentally the same as artists of remote times – the same as artists in tribal society – engaged in shamanistic conjuring up of visions which will link us metaphorically with mysterious and spiritual forces normally beyond our comprehension” (Alan Davie, speaking in 1989)
Alan Davie (b 1920, d2014) was born in Grangemouth, Scotland, to parents who encouraged him in his painting and music when young. Whilst studying art at the Edinburgh College of Art in the late 1930s he showed great talent and rather like Picasso, an impressive technical ability in both drawing and painting. His early works during this period includes still-lives and intense self-portraits. At this time he also became inspired by hearing contemporary jazz music and took up the tenor saxophone.
The second world war curtailed his art studies and he served with the Royal Artillery spending some of this time in Italy and Greece. After the war, Davie started playing tenor saxophone professionally, and married Janet Gaul “Bili”, a young art student. In addition to music he also wrote poetry, made pots, designed textiles and worked as a jeweller.
In 1948 Davie was able to take up a deferred scholarship that allowed him to travel round Western Europe, and here he was introduced to the beauty of Byzantine and Romanesque art, which he linked to the Celtic tradition. He also arrived in time for the first Venice Biannale since the war and it was here that he first came into contact with the American Abstract Expressionists. This movement encompassed a broad range of approaches from Jackson Pollack’s action-paintings to Rothkos meditative colour fields. He also saw large exhibitions of Picasso and Paul Klee It was seeing this work that inspired him to start painting again – initially working spontaneously on large pieces of paper on the floors of cheap hotel rooms. The art collector Peggy Guggenheim saw his work and was so impressed that she immediately bought two of his pieces and recommended him to the leading London gallery Gimpel Fils.
On his return to Britain, and despite the introduction to a leading London gallery, Davie’s work did not sell (they showed his work for seven years without selling a single piece) so he earned a living teaching jewellery design. However he maintained his contacts in America, and in 1956 made his first visit to New York where he was welcomed as ‘one of us’ by the leading painters of the American art world. He had a sell-out show at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and most of his work was bought by large institutions, such as the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.
Davie returned to Britain to take up a fellowship at Leeds University, but it was not until an exhibition at the Wakefield Art Gallery transferred to the Whitechapel in London in 1958, that he became established as a significant figure amongst the British avant garde.
As well his creative and spiritual interests (art, music, poetry, Zen Buddhism) Davie’s interests included flying, scuba-diving. During the 80s he started to spend time on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, and he became interested in the primitive art of the Caribs.
There is no one way to interpret Davie’s paintings – he worked intuitively, allowing symbols and images to emerge.
‘the spontaneous exploration of the magical possibilities of colour was ‘perhaps the most important element in my painting (and indeed my life)’
“the spontaneous exploration of the magical possibilities of colour was perhaps the most important element in my painting (and indeed my life) “
From 1959 onwards he based himself permanently in Hertfordshire, with a cottage in Cornwall, and from the mid-1970s had another house in St Lucia in the Caribbean which he used as a base to visit Latin America. In his travels he pursued his interests in prehistoric and ancient art & symbology.
Here at Tincleton Gallery we are delighted to have the opportunity to show a body of Davies’ work that dates from 1980 through until 2013. As well as hanging exhibitions for ten months of each year, the gallery hosts a regular concert series throughout the year including international classical & jazz musicians of the stature of Ronan Magill, Angela Brownridge, Duncan Honeybourne, Ana Manero, Arturo Serna, John Law and Katharine Lam. It is likely that Alan Davie would thoroughly approve of his works hanging over such diverse & talented musicians from around the world.
The private collection of Davie’s work that is being exhibited belongs to a lifelong jazz enthusiast and displays the mature authority and steady consistency that marks out the latter half of Davies’ career.
Spontaneity and intuition are pre-requisites for jazz, but Davie shrugs off any attempt to relate music directly to his methods of painting. For Davie, painting is not a means of depicting his own life experiences. Instead, it is a way to tap into the subconscious mind, to seek spiritual enlightenment by committing to canvas what he refers to as the ‘inexpressible’ through a series of images and symbols.
The work that we are showing in this show is from the last three decades of Davie’s long painting career. He was during this time spending winters in the Caribbean (St Lucia) where he snorkeled, sailed and played jazz, and summer in Cornwall. He had an extensive collection of Caribbean art and many symbols of the ancient island cultures found their way into his paintings. Davie’s style of painting became more controlled and the symbols more distinct, in comparison to his earlier more expressionistic work. Like many other great painters, he was not afraid in later life to continue to explore the far reaches of his creativity, and to continue to use his painting to discover expressions of universal creativity and spirituality.
The works being exhibited incorporate letters, symbols and biomorphic forms that are deftly handled to create a composed whole without being a simple reflection of any one religion or belief, and this is shared in common with works from the first half of his career. However what we have not seen previously commented on by art critics is that, at least in the second half of his career, the symbology is also in part drawn from modern society with references to aeronautical & other technical letters, equations, symbols, and instrumentation layouts. As well as his complex large-scale pieces with their bold use of colour, there are also much simpler pieces in black and white gouache. All of them exhibit Davies’ zest for life and personal balance.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to show 26-pieces selected from this unique and significant private collection of Alan Davie’s later work.
He died in 2014, predeceased in 2007 by his wife Bili.
Heading West | gallery artists
Fri 15 March – Sun 11 May 2019| open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment |
Our gallery artists exhibit a mixed exhibition on their interpretation of the theme “Heading West”. This show features works by Philippa Headley, Colin Moore, Kim Pragnell, Ruth Ander, Jazmin Velasco, Jenny Sutton, Mary Gillett, Teresa Lawton, Mungo Powney all of who have selected works flavoured with western landscapes & seascapes, holidays, and exploration.
Mixed Winter show | gallery artists
Fri 9 November 2018 – Wed 2 Jan 2019 | open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment |
A mixed show to round off the year for all our artists.
Land and Sea | gallery artists
Fri 6 July – Fri 17 Aug 2018| open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment |
A cracking show where our artists display their differing responses to the interface of land and sea around the British coast. The bulk of works in this show are from Kim Pragnell, Colin Moore, Mary Gillett, and Ruth Ander as well as gallery newcomer Philippa Headley. Alongside these we have a limited representation from some of our other artists including Jazmin Velasco and another gallery newcomer Claire Newman-Williams as well as a good collection of many of artists’ material in browsers.
Early Summer 2018 | Sue Peake, Jenny Sutton, Kim Pragnell | with other gallery artists
Fri 18th May – Sun 1st July 2018| open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment | during Dorset Arts Weeks 26 May – 10 June open all days except Tuesdays
Three artists comprise the bulk of works in this show which includes the period of Dorset Arts Weeks (we are venue 177): Sue Peake, Jenny Sutton, and Kim Pragnell. Alongside these we have a limited representation from some of our other artists as well as a good collection of many of artists’ material in browsers.
Spring 2018 | Mary Gillett – Scribing earth & sky | with other gallery artists
Fri 16th March – Sun 13th May 2018| open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment
This is a solo show by the well known printmaker Mary Gillett in the main gallery, with a limited representation from some of our other artists in the foyers.
My starting points are often found on Dartmoor and the north Cornwall coastline. My images are contemplations on how our surroundings can reflect our histories, moods and thoughts. I specialise in etching, a medium that has been developed by artists for its own intrinsic qualities and is now often used to produce single images as individual as paintings.
My etchings almost look as if they have been eroded by the elements themselves. The metal plates have been scored, furrowed, scraped, burnished, re-scored and re-furrowed until their history is symbolic of the very subject confronting me. This tactile immediacy is of the essence and combines with the use of light and dark to create images of intense atmosphere. I sometimes apply etching principles to the medium of collagraph so that I can work on a larger scale to reflect my love of painting which continues to influence everything I do.
As a member of the South West Academy, the Plymouth Society of Artists and the 21 Group of Artists, I exhibit widely at key venues in the west country. I have been selected on many occasions to show work at the Royal West of England Academy and the National Print Shows at the Bankside Gallery, London
Born in 1953 I moved to Devon with my parents in 1956. I left home to study art in 1975 and by 1984 had achieved an honours degree in Fine Art at the University of the West of England, and a PGCE and postgraduate diploma in Printmaking at Brighton University. before moving back to Devon in 1988.
I have over 25 years’ experience of teaching printmaking having founded Tamar Print Workshop in 1992. I offer courses exploring a range of techniques and the studio, set in a beautiful position on the edge of Dartmoor, has become a vibrant hub for numerous local artists and printmakers. I enjoy the continuous exchange of ideas generated from this atmosphere and see my teaching as integral to my overall practice.
Autumn 2017 | gallery artists
Fri 15th September – Sun 5th November 2017 | open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment
This is a mixed exhibition of gallery artists, though three new artists are strongly represented : Jenny Sutton, Robert Mounjoy, and Mary Gillett all of whom are appearing for the first time and are from adjacent counties. Our Dorset artists such as Kim Pragnell, Sue Peake, Jazmin Velasco and others also make a showing.
The Lie of the Land | Sue Fawthrop & other gallery artists
Fri 21st July – Sun 10th Sep 2017 | open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment
Sue Fawthrop leads this exhibition. As she says “My inspiration is the land. The rolling hills, woodland, long shadows and dotted villages of the English countryside form an ever changing tapestry of shape, tone and colour. This fills me with interest and excitement. A lot of my work is created “a plein air”, which is a delicious thing to do. Trying to capture one elusive ray of light as it hits a particularly bright field in the distance, whilst hanging on to your hat and easel in a high wind is energising. You have to make a swift response to a fleeting moment. I love the smell of the paint, the light, the weather, the fact that everything is in constant flux. All this energy is infused in the little paintings, along with small insects, bits of grass and occasionally a complete rework as everything has blown over and landed facedown (of course) in mud. The larger works on canvas and the Lino and collagraph prints are a more considered, painstaking and abstracted response, created in the studio from tonal drawings and reference made on site. The majority of the work is about Dorset, a series of large oils explore my thoughts about Rawlsbury Camp, a small Iron Age Hill Fort on Bulbarrow Hill. There are also large pieces based on the Cerne Abbas Valley and Milton Abbey. The smaller Plein Air pieces were painted at various locations, from Corfe Castle to Melbury Beacon and many sites on Bulbarrow Hill. There are also a sprinkle of pieces created on Exmoor, a frequent weekend destination in our camper van (or mobile studio).” Alongside Sue we will be showing relevant works from other gallery artists.
Early Summer | mixed works by gallery artists
Thu 18th May – Sun 16th July 2017 | open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment
A wide variety of work by many of our gallery artists. Also showing ceramic figures by Jazmin Velasco : ceramic sculpture, not at all pottery.
Spring exhibition | fine art prints
Fri 17th March – Sun 14th May 2017 | open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment
As well as our gallery artists in the foyer we are majoring in the main hall on two of our local fine art print makers – Jazmin Velasco and Colin Moore. Jazmin is originally from Mexico and Colin from Scotland and they come to Dorset by way of Venezuela and London amongst other places. Jazmin also is exhibiting some of her ceramics that share a lineage with recent series of prints.
Jazmin Velasco is from Guadalajara, Mexico where she studied graphic design and illustration. Years later she moved to Mexico City to study oil painting and printmaking. And years and years later she moved to London where she studied multimedia and where she established her work as an artist, printmaker, ceramist and continues to illustrate books. Jazmin lives a few miles from Tincleton Gallery. She is a member of The Society of Wood Engravers, The West Country Potters Association and a teacher at the International Summer School Bild Werk-Frauenau, in charge of the wood engraving and letterpress workshop. Her prints have been selected twice for the National Print Exhibition and also twice for the Summer Exhibition in the Royal Academy of Arts. Her prints are in galleries around the UK and we represent her here in Dorset.
She is inspired by the work of Jose Guadalupe Posada, the father of Mexican printmaking, and by Leopoldo Mendez who founded the Taller de la Grafica Popular, the celebrated organization which produced the posters and pamphlets that brought the Mexican Revolution to its illiterate masses, and created some of the finest graphic art of the 20th century. But her real love is and always will be Saul Steinberg. Jazmin is also a practitioner and teacher of Taoist martial arts. In China, the arts and martial prowess have been linked since ancient times. The martial arts themselves are a kind of fine art for those who understand them..
Colin Moore was born on the Clyde Coast of Scotland in 1949. He studied architecture in Glasgow, and following an international career in architecture and design, has worked mainly as a painter and printmaker since 2004. He has lived in Spain, Venezuela and London and currently lives in Dorset, England. His book, Propaganda Prints, art in the service of social and political change, was published by Bloomsbury in August of 2010 His paintings and prints can be obtained from a number of galleries around the UK, including of course ourselves in Tincleton Gallery.
Other gallery artists on show in the foyer George Paul Sainsbury, Kim Pragnell, Sue Fawthrop, and Angelika Seik, , Ruth Ander, plus works from our London contingent of George Christie and Aude Grasset. New to the gallery is Alison Wear, who is exhibiting her beautifully designed ceramic pieces.
Winter mixed exhibition | all gallery artists
Fri 18th November – Sun 15th January 2017 | open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment
From mono-print to ceramics to oil paintings, our winter exhibition is comprised of a range of artists who work in a variety of materials. Our regular favourites on show include Lisa Lindqvist, Sarah Moore, George Paul Sainsbury, Kim Pragnell, Sue Fawthrop, and Angelika Seik, Kevin Moore, Jazmin Velasco, Ruth Ander, and Colin Moore, plus works from our London contingent of George Christie and Aude Grasset. New to the gallery is Alison Wear, who is exhibiting her beautifully designed ceramic pieces.
Visions of Land | Hamish Baird
Fri 16th September – Mon 14th November 2016 | open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment
For the next eight weeks we are exhibiting works of Hamish Baird who is a full-time, self-taught contemporary landscape painter, currently based Dorset in the UK. Having previously spent the best part of ten years working as a 2d character animator in Bristol, working with studios such as Aardman Animations, HIT Productions, CBeebies and The Brothers McLeod, he took the decision in the autumn of 2013 to pursue a career as a full-time artist. Having been brought up in the countryside, Hamish is not unfamiliar to the outdoor lifestyle and as his work has progressed, it has become increasingly more visible to recognise his passion for the natural environment.
“I feel exceptionally fortunate to be someone who knows what they want to do for the rest of their life and I find myself working all hours of the day, seven days a week, towards developing a style that resonates in harmony with my love for the outdoors. This is an incredible creative journey for me and with the development of the internet and technology in recent years, I have at my disposal handfulls of incredible tools that allow me to bring my artwork to my audience on an almost daily basis.”
Hamish participates regularly in exhibitions and is always keen to consider taking on commissions.
Alongside Hamish we are showing a selection from all our artists including : Kevin Moore, Jazmin Velasco, Ruth Ander, and Colin Moore. Our regular favourites as gallery artists on show include Lisa Lindqvist, Sarah Moore, George Paul Sainsbury, Kim Pragnell, Sue Fawthrop, and Angelike Seik.
Late Summer | including four new artists
Fri 15th July – Mon 12th Sep 2016 | open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment
For the next eight weeks, including the fortnight of Dorset Arts Weeks, we are showing a selection from all our artists including four new artists: Kevin Moore, Jazmin Velasco, Ruth Ander, and Colin Moore. Our regular favourites as gallery artists on show include Lisa Lindqvist, Sarah Moore, George Paul Sainsbury, Kim Pragnell, Sue Fawthrop, Liz Wright, and Angelike Seik.
Early Summer | including Dorset Arts Weeks
Fri 13th May – Mon 11th July 2016 | open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment
during Dorset Arts Weeks open all fortnight 27 May-13 June except Tuesdays
For the next eight weeks, including the fortnight of Dorset Arts Weeks, we are showing a selection from all our artists. We are normally open 10am – 5pm on Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon but during the DAWs fortnight Fri 27th May until Mon 13th June we are open all week except for the Tuesdays.
The sculptor Sarah Moore will also be giving free demonstrations of her techniques at the gallery on Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June. She will be working in the garden (weather permitting) amongst our sculpture collection. Visitors are welcome to come and try their hand at carving. Come and see how a piece of stone can be transformed into a sculpture.
Gallery artists on show will include Lisa Lindqvist, Sue Peake, Sarah Moore, George Paul Sainsbury, Kim Pragnell, George Christie, Victor Redigolo, Sue Fawthrop, Liz Wright, and Angelike Seik.
During Dorset Arts Week the sculptor Sarah Moore will also be giving demonstrations of her techniques at the gallery on Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June.
Aude Grasset and Liz Wright | City and Country
Fri 18th March – Sun 24 April & Mon 10th May 2016 | open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment | opening 6-8pm Fri 18th Mar
New Growth; Dorset Clump of Trees, Liz Wright
A contrast of the fantastical realism oils of the local Dorset artist Liz Wright with the surrealistic ‘Entropy’ series of the French artist Aude Grasset, now living in London which glisten sleekly. Note that Aude hangs until 24 April whilst Liz hangs until 10 May.”
Gallery artists | Winter Art Exhibition
Friday 20th November – Monday 18th January 2016 | open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment | opening 6-8pm Fri 20th November
Various of the gallery artists are represented including Hugh Dunford Wood, Lisa Lindqvist, Pete Sheridan, Paul Sainsbury, Martha de Chazal, Sarah Moore, Kim Pragnell, Sue Peake and Liz Wright and for the first time three London visitors including Susan Bezin, Victor Redigolo, and George Christie.
Sue Fawthrop: of Land and Sea | Autumn Art Exhibition
Friday 18th September – Monday 16th November 2015 | open 10am – 5pm Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon or by appointment
“Art does not reproduce what we see, it makes us see” (Paul Klee)
For this show Sue Fawthrop is presenting two different kinds of finished works focussing on the artist’s process, from the intensity of direct observation to considered abstraction and development in the studio. This summer Sue has enjoyed making a series of paintings “on the spot.” Places have included Weymouth and West Bay Harbours and the walled garden in Moreton. Rendered with broad strokes of acrylic on board they are an attempt to evoke the atmosphere of the scene without becoming overcomplicated.
Sea Cliffs, mixed media, 35×7 by Sue Fawthrop
For her normal studio work Sue starts with tonal drawings, making notes about light, colour, events and weather. Using the drawings as her source, she experiments with colour, layering texture and areas of collage and leaving some areas under-explained for the viewer to ponder. Sue may take elements from drawings and rearrange them, so the resulting paintings just hint at the subject without fully explaining what’s happening. This is a much more considered and methodical approach and produces work in which colour and texture predominate. The resulting pieces are in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, collage and various forms of printmaking. Since leaving teaching Sue has focused on painting and developing her unique style. She is a member of the Dorset Visual Images Landscape Project Group and regularly opens her Ansty studio for classes & courses. Sue is a member of the Armed Forces Art Society and exhibits in the Mall Galleries each year. Sue exhibits nationally and her work is held in collections in Europe, Asia and South America.
Alongside Sue’s solo exhibition in the main room we are showing the work of other gallery artists in the foyer, including Sarah Moore, Pete Sheridan, Kim Pragnell, Paul Sainsbury, Lisa Lindqvist, Martha de Chazal and Lauran Church.
Lisa Lindqvist & Martha de Chazal | A Summer Art Exhibition
Friday 17th July – Monday 14th September 2015
Martha de Chazal lives and works in West Lulworth on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England. All of the flower paintings are created in the studio using flowers from the garden. The landscapes are painted in situ using oil on canvas. Martha studied fine art at Middlesex University in London.
Martha likes to work from observation: she values good draughtsmanship as the underpinning of her work, whether landscape, still life or portraiture. Her paintings and drawings express a microcosm of the Purbeck coast, landscape, and fauna. She aims to communicate through painting and drawing the beauty in the world around her. In her landscape work, she has been working on a series of oil paintings of Lulworth Cove. She works on location painting her local landscape and is fascinated by the ever-changing light, differing viewpoints and atmosphere. In her studio, she paints flowers and still life. Flowers are an old love and continue to fascinate her through their shapes, colours and the urgency of their short life span as well as their energy and emotional symbolism.
Lisa Lindqvist: My work is my way of making sense of the world around me. It’s like a searchlight that never sleeps for very long. There is an element of self enlightenment that I gain through my art, but moreover I hope it is emotive and revealing for the viewer. I hope for a sense of personal autonomy in my work and in my life and I find inspiration in everything. I have studied at the Fink School of Figurative Sculpture, at Wimbledon School of Art, and at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design.
I constantly explore what it means to be human; to be alive and to feel, suffer, hope and love. I try to show both human strength and fragility and believe in these lines from a Leonard Cohen song … ” There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”
I love this quote by Alberto Giacometti “The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity”
The figure is an ongoing theme and inspiration for me. I work in a variety of materials and scales ranging from small waxes of 20cm high to larger than life-size works in cement and bronze. Usually I create a metal welded armature to which I then add cement, plaster or jesmonite. I also cast from clay or wax into bronze, resin, cement or crystacast plaster. I enjoy stone carving and carving plaster which is a different process to modelling but equally challenging. I have sold my work to private and public collectors worldwide.
The Human Form | Spring Art Exhibition
Friday 15th May – Friday 10th July 2015
Joan Burdett-Coutts: trained in Fine Art in the 1980’s at The Byam Shaw School of Fine Art (now part of Central St Martin’s) and it was during that time that she developed an interest in drawing from life models, using a variety of different mediums. She enjoys the speed and variation of line that can be achieved with charcoal, and also the fluidity in un-predictable nature of water-colour. For her a picture from life is not to do with exactness, but an honesty of response to seeing a human form (something that as human beings we all respond to in different ways), and as a rule she never works on a picture when the model is no longer present. Throughout a drawing session the model might shift position or settle and the light will change. She believes that pictures from life should feel ‘alive’, and often allows previous lines and decisions to remain visible, as this can give a picture added depth and mystery.
Hugh Dunford Wood has worked as an independent artist designer since student days at Oxford’s Ruskin School of Art in the 1970s. He made a good living painting landscapes and portraits; he ran a fashion business for 15 years handpainting mens’ ties with a team of 24 artists under his direction. He designs crockery, jewelry and wallpapers (www.handmadewallpaper.co.uk).
He is a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Artist Member of the Royal Western Academy, Visiting Tutor at West Dean College, and was guest lecturer at Open University of the Arts. As a volunteer he ran art workshops through the London’s Passage night shelter, where he developed the Streetwise Artpack for homeless people. He ran art courses for detainees at Campsfield Removal Center, and at HMP Belmarsh and other prisons. He worked on a portrait project with prisoners in Philadelphia Correctional Facility, USA. Artist in Residence at The Royal Shakespeare Company (where he developed an art therapy course with actors), and the Globe Theatre when it first opened in 2000, and The Museum of Bermuda Art in 2009 to mark of the 400th anniversary of settlement. He has also been Artist in Residence with the Church of England in London. He has exhibited widely in London and abroad with work in the collections of the V&A Museum, Christchurch & other Colleges at the University of Oxford, various County Councils, and private collections in Europe and America. Hugh has always been keen to demystify and disseminate the role of the arts, co-founding the first Open Studio Weeks in Britain in 1983, in Oxfordshire, and the Lyme Regis ArtsFest in 2003. He curates the pop-up National Gallery of Lyme Regis for Dorset Arts Weeks.
Maggie Farmer: The study of the human figure has been a constant practice in Maggie’s career. However, her aim is to go beyond a mere representation of subject to one that reflects the intimacy of the naked body and a sense of mood & atmosphere. Her life drawing not only stands alone as a means of expression but also informs her other artwork. Maggie is currently an artist in residence at Pavilion Dance South West (Bournemouth). These residencies provide a unique opportunity to sketch at the side of the stage while the various dance companies develop their choreography and run through their rehearsals. The challenge of capturing movement offers a refreshing immediacy and directness of approach. It is a truly spontaneous experience where the eye follows one line of action before being distracted by another. Rather than attempt to provide a freeze frame of the dancers, her aim is to convey the feeling & flow each dance as a whole. She exhibits regularly at the same venue to coincide with the performances. Maggie has an honours degree in Fashion & Textiles and is freelance surface pattern designer. Her experience as a qualified teacher in Further and Higher Education includes textile design, visual studies and fine art. While Maggie deals mostly with the UK and US markets, her artwork has also sold in Europe, Saudi Arabia and Australasia.
Sarah Moore is a practicing artist and sculptor. Sarah makes and sells her stone sculptures as well as working on commissioned pieces. Stone clay and glass are the materials of choice for Sarah , although she also uses wood, mosaics and recycled materials. Sarah Moore teaches stone carving and wood carving as well as painting and mosaics. Her passion lies within the materials themselves, how they relate and how an image can be coaxed out of them.
Mixed Art Exhibition | Winter 2014 / 2015
This exhibited the works of Paul Sainsbury, Sue Fawthrop, Pete Sheridan, Kim Pragnell, Lisa Lindqvist, and Lauran Church
Dorset Arts Weeks 2014
This exhibited the work of Liz Wright, Geoffrey Northcote, Pete Sheridan, Michael Parker, Gina Hemery, and Joan Burdett-Coutts,