Harbour House in Kingsbridge is the venue for an art exhibition celebrating nature in all its glory.
Walking the Wild Side features new work by Cherry Lyons, Wendy Chudley and Caroline Whitehead and opens at the South Devon art gallery on Tuesday 20 June.
Cherry explained: “Our new collection has evolved with endless inspiration through exploration of the natural world: its sights, sounds, scents and emotional experiences.
“We will present our artwork in a variety of media and styles while an insight into our creative process will be displayed with descriptive mood boards and a selection of personal sketchbooks.
“Visitors will also be able to meet the artists at work, enjoy an informal chat and have the chance to ‘go wild’ on our exciting Painting with Natureactivity table – without a paintbrush in sight!”
There will be an opportunity to meet the artists at the exhibition’s opening view on Tuesday 28 June from 6-8pm. Everybody is welcome and admission is free.
Wendy Chudley has a growing passion for painting, using different mediums to capture the essence of the moment in her paintings. Long, rambling dog walks across moody Dartmoor and rugged coast offer endless inspiration, and she gathers ideas about light, colour and atmosphere in sketchbooks and on camera. Wendy has celebrated winning Mayne Gallery’s Fresh Art competition and exhibits widely.
As an experimental, mixed media artist, Cherry Lyons is inspired by the rich tapestry of colour-drenched textures and the quality of light to be found in the South West coast, land and seascapes. Her passion for making and sharing art is motivated by “a welter of natural beauty that floods the senses with endless painting opportunities, particularly the excitement of sketching and painting en plein air”.
Cherry exhibits widely, and was delighted to have the opportunity to take part in the televised Sky Arts Landscape Artist of 2015 and 2016. She was recently selected as a finalist in the Devon Life Landscape Painter of the Year 2016.
Caroline Whitehead is an emerging artist who uses freedom of expression, simple mark making and colours beyond reality to capture brief encounters in her preferred medium of pastels. Caroline responds to the Devon countryside where she lives, and is inspired by its farming heritage.
Walking the Wild Side opens at Harbour House in Kingsbridge on Tuesday 20 June.
There will be an opening view the same evening from 6-8pm. Daily opening hours will be 10am-5pm until the close of the show on Wednesday 28 June. Admission is free.
(from a press release)
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