Preview Evening – Catching The Light by Amanda Drage

Join us for the Preview Evening to celebrate the opening of Catching The Light by our very own local resident artist Amanda Drage.

Come along on Friday 6th of September from 6 pm – 8 pm to meet the artist, see the show and enjoy some refreshments.

Amanda Drage presents a new collection of animal and bird paintings exploring colour, pattern, and mark making along with selected previous works.

In this new collection of paintings Amanda has introduced elements of patterning, experimented with mark making, and worked with gold, silver and copper painted accents. Each painting is circular, which has given her the opportunity to create some striking and interesting compositions. Amanda’s animal paintings have a strong emphasis on portraiture and go beyond a straightforward depiction of an animal. Her aim is to capture something of a story within the expression of an animal – a fleeting look, a question, or something we can identify with in some way.

In talking about the new work Amanda said, “I’ve called the collection Catching the Light because that’s exactly what these paintings do – the metallic flourishes and patterns in the backgrounds of the paintings catch the light as you move around them. I’ve very much enjoyed exploring patterns and design ideas, although it’s not always been straightforward. Several of the paintings involved quite a bit of forward planning, with a few trial runs to work out how to achieve a particular effect. Equally a lot of it has been about going with the flow, experimenting with tools and seeing where I end up. It’s been a lot of fun to work on this series, and I’m very excited to see all the pieces in the collection hanging together at the Rooftop.”

Public Exhibition continues through Septmeber
4th – 28th September
Open Wednesday to Saturday
From 11 am – 4 pm

See more about Amanda and her work here:
Facebook Page @amandadrageart
Instagram @amandadrageart
Website: www.amandadrageart.com

Catching The Light by Amanda Drage

Catching The Light
by Amanda Drage

Preview Evening
Friday 6th of September from 6 pm – 8 pm
All welcome!

Public Exhibition
4th – 28th September
Open Wednesday to Saturday
From 11 am – 4 pm

Amanda Drage presents a new collection of animal and bird paintings exploring colour, pattern, and mark making along with selected previous works.

In this new collection of paintings Amanda has introduced elements of patterning, experimented with mark making, and worked with gold, silver and copper painted accents. Each painting is circular, which has given her the opportunity to create some striking and interesting compositions. Amanda’s animal paintings have a strong emphasis on portraiture and go beyond a straightforward depiction of an animal. Her aim is to capture something of a story within the expression of an animal – a fleeting look, a question, or something we can identify with in some way.

In talking about the new work Amanda said, “I’ve called the collection Catching the Light because that’s exactly what these paintings do – the metallic flourishes and patterns in the backgrounds of the paintings catch the light as you move around them. I’ve very much enjoyed exploring patterns and design ideas, although it’s not always been straightforward. Several of the paintings involved quite a bit of forward planning, with a few trial runs to work out how to achieve a particular effect. Equally a lot of it has been about going with the flow, experimenting with tools and seeing where I end up. It’s been a lot of fun to work on this series, and I’m very excited to see all the pieces in the collection hanging together at the Rooftop.”

See more about Amanda and her work here:
Facebook Page @amandadrageart
Instagram @amandadrageart
Website: www.amandadrageart.com

Glen Taylor

Glen Taylor, the winner of the Public Vote in our Annual Summer Show 2018, presents a new series of drawings featuring a variety of subjects and portraiture.

Exhibition
1st – 25th May
Open Wednesday – Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm

Preview Evening
Wednesday 1st May from 6 pm – 8 pm
All welcome

See more of Glen’s work on his Facebook Page and Instagram

www.facebook.com/Glen-Taylor-Art
www.instagram.com/glen_taylor_art

Katrina Solano

Winner of the Judge’s Choice in last year’s Annual Summer Show, Katrina Solano presents a series of painterly works which draw inspiration from the land, sea, and sky.

Exhibition
1st – 25th May

Preview Evening
Wednesday 1st of May from 6 pm – 8 pm

In 1993 Katrina Solano was awarded a degree in Fine Art from Falmouth School of Art. Having completed a 2 year diploma at Plymouth Art School, the offer of a place at the prestigious Falmouth School of Art was the materialisation of a life long dream. After receiving her 1st Class honours she worked tirelessly in her home studio, exhibiting and selling her work widely throughout the Westcountry, with landmark exhibitions both in Bristol and London and most recently in Birmingham. Katrina’s work is in many overseas collections.

In 2014 she relocated to Northamptonshire leaving the moorlands and sea behind her to embrace the inspirational flowing landscapes of the Midlands.

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See more about Katrina and her work here:
www.katrinasolano.com

Tim Mears – People’s Choice Award Exhibition

Tim Mears – People’s Choice Award

An exhibition of painting and drawing in our Foyer Exhibition Space.

A solo show presenting current work from an upcoming local artist. Winner of the People’s Choice Award in our annual Open Exhibition.

2nd – 24th February
11am – 4pm

Preview
Local Poets and Refreshments
Friday 2nd of February
6pm – 9pm