19th July -18th August 2024

New Artists:

Adrian Parnell - with oil paintings

Michael Joy- acrylic paintings

Chris Godfrey-  ceramic

Graham Morrish -  sculpture

Karen Gimlinge - acrylic paintings

Ellie Brown - sculpture in stone

 

 

 

Showcasing Championing Artists in the Southwest

11-15 Bedford Street, Exeter, EX1 1GG

 

Temporary project run from 19th June - 17th September 2024

First Exhibition  19th June -18July
"From Different Perspectives"

 

We are going to present you with original artwork from painters, ceramic makers, sculptors and  also absolutely wonderfull, original artistic jewellery made by several different artist.

If you'd like to see more come and visit us in Exeter  !

 

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Exhibiting Artists :

John Hurford

John is internationally known for his psychedelic art; he was one of the real forces behind the British psychedelic art movement in the 1960’s, and was the ONLY psychedelic artist of his generation to
contribute to all three of the most influential and important underground publications of the 1960s- OZMagazine, International Times and Gandalf's Garden.
He is famed for the numerous books he has illustrated, the album covers and posters. His highly detailed observations from the natural world he saw around him were often coupled with finely drawn Tolkienesque fantasy landscapes, people and mythical
beings; goblin-like creatures were a favourite, as were naked girls.
Although his subject matter largely remains the same – still the flowers, birds and insects he has observed since childhood in the Devon countryside -his current work differs from his early work in both scale and style. With his current paintingsJ ohn takes you into a vibrant and spectacular macro-world as might be seen by an ant. Surrounded by the minute detail of nature, flowers are huge, unfolding ferns and crisp
lichens are in vivid and luminous contrast to that of the muted colours of decay. This world he paints shows the beauty in all, including that which is flawed, imperfect and decaying. 
Every painting is breath-taking as you stand before it.

acrylic painting by John Hurford at Exeter Art Gallery

Phil Creek

Phil Creek, BA (Hons), ATD, SWAc wasborn in Cambridgeshire,
England, in 1951. He received his Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting from Manchester Universityin 1973 before undertaken Post-graduate studyin the History of Art and Design at Birmingham University.
Phil has paintings in private collections in Spain, the USA and the UK and has exhibited in The Mall Gallery, London, The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter Phoenix and The Gloss Gallery, Exeter. Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter Phoenix and The Gloss Gallery, Exeter.
His work is inspired by the landscapes and seascapes of both the county of Devon, England and Cape Cod, USA where he visits several times each year to work in and around Eastham, Wellfleet and Truro.

Edward King

I have been working with clay since 2019, subsequently becoming
 a member of WPA since 2020. My background was in the study of Soviet Art History, Fine Art Practice and languages.

Since the start of my journey with clay, I have drawn on my love for brutalist architecture, decay, destruction and a little bit of sarcasm. My pieces are predominantly in stoneware clay which I then apply reactive ‘crater-like’ glaze to provide texture.

Rosie Rainbow

Born Agnes Margaret Rosemary Fraser, in the Scottish Highlands, I changed my name at Greenham Common in 1982

I paint, I engage with space, (square or rectangle), together with a feeling (an event, a dimension) and allow my body to depict that using oil paints 

I sometimes think of the process of my work as Punk, pushing boundaries, trying to come to terms with itself. I interrogate the figurative and the abstract, play with the intensity, subtlety and drabness of colour and texture, and try to feel justified in my quest for my own visual language.

Thomas Payne

Tom’s  background in furniture making and design has overlapped into his love of ceramics.  Having studied design, form, colour and function, he applies this into his one off handmade ceramics.

After years of taking private ceramics classes with her, he absorbed her wealth of skills in throwing, hand building, making coloured slips and glazes from raw materials.

Michael J Austin

Michael J Austin is an artist and writer living  and working in the South West of  England.

A professional artist since 1981, he started his  career in the world of comic books where he produced artwork for amongst others Marvel Comics and 2000AD and was also a features artist for the Sunday Times from 1985 -92. As his painting style developed  with the use of oils in the late 80’s he began to take on more painterly illustration work with book covers and several film posters.  His career took a turn in the 1990’s when he began to paint more seriously and was offered a one-man exhibition with the Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London in 1997; followed by exhibitions most years for the same gallery as well as being represented by other galleries around the world. In 2003 HRH The Prince of Wales took an interest in his work and Michael subsequently accompanied the Prince as tour artist on an official visit to India and Oman. 

In November 2016, Michael again accompanied HRH Prince Charles, together with HRH the Duchess of Cornwall, on a tour of the Middle East, visiting Oman the UAE and Bahrain.

Working wet-in-wet with just the three primary colours he paints  mainly in oil and attempts to maintain a fluid style with  expressive brushwork.

Michael's paintings are sold and collected internationally and currently works with several galleries in the UK and the US.

Brendon Murless

I create sculptures for both indoor and outdoor settings, which range from small​ ​mantlepiece sized to large scale, garden and public sculptures.​ ​

Taking inspiratio​n​ from the human form and beauty within nature, my work​ ​explores the body in different forms, poses and materials, emphasising the integral connection between humans and nature. While I start my sculptures with​ ​an idea or theme, I also leave them open to interpretation by the viewer.​ ​My sculptures are either unique pieces or limited editions and combine the​ ​understanding, knowledge and love of a vast range of materials and techniques​ ​in bronze, copper, wood, stone and resins.

For each piece of new work I start with an idea, but am open to continual​ ​exploration of materials to marry them with the desired form. The material informs​ ​the shape and finish that the final piece takes.

I continue to develop my passion and knowledge of sculpture, materials and the​ ​human form. Over the years I have secured a wide variety of commissions from​ ​private and public clients, with work in galleries and collections across the​ ​country.

Ilona Semeniuk

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of ceramic art with Ilona Semeniuk, where the whispers of the sea meet the delicate touch of craftsmanship. Hailing from Poland yet finding her muse amidst the rugged beauty of Cornwall, Iona's creations echo the ebb and flow of the ocean's timeless rhythm. Each piece, lovingly crafted in her Newquay studio, captures the essence of her coastal surroundings, weaving together tales of exploration and reverence for nature. Discover the enchantment of the deep blue sea brought to life in clay, as Iona Semeniuk invites you to embark on a journey where art and ocean converge.

Monika Przerwa-Tetmajer

Monika, who is both the gallery owner and an artist, has created a mesmerising collection of new works. Her current work is mainly inspired by the extraordinary patterns in nature, and the richness of life underwater. Other works have a more dream-like, surreal quality. A cottage garden becomes a play of pattern, light and colour. The underwater world shimmers as tentacles untangle and fish spill from between a myriad of corals. The use of silvering and gilding enriches and adds luminosity. Whilst her work is clearly influenced by the Vienna Secession school, the Kano painting style and Alphons Mucha, each painting is uniquely Monika's view.

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