Summer Exhibition 2017
3 June to 29 July
Private View 2 June from 6 to 8pm
This Summer we are very pleased to welcome back artists we have not shown for a while and also introduce a new sculptor Ken Newlan.
Whilst we will feature the artists listed below, we will also have paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpure from your favourite artists available to view - if you cannot see them just ask!
Holly Frean last showed with us in 2006, since then she has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and USA.
Known for her witty portraits painted onto unusual surfaces (cardboard squares, paper plates, wooden palettes) Holly Frean’s 2016 solo show 'Who's Counting' at Paul Smith’s shop in Mayfair included both paintings, mobiles and bronzes.
Earlier last year, Holly Frean collaborated with interior design house, Andrew Martin, on a range of wallpapers and fabrics based on her paintings.
Also in 2016 Holly Frean launched a set of fine bone china plates entitled "Holly's Ark" in collaboration with Heraldic Pottery, Stoke on Trent.
Ken Newlan has been an Ofsted inspector and currently educational consultant in art and design. He has 40 years experience teaching and managing in FE/HE colleges
For 15 years Ken Newlan was curator of Montgomery Sculpture Trust, a grant giving trust and sculpture park in Buckinghamshire.
His conceptual sculptures are based on portraiture, natural experience and interaction with non-representational geometrical forms.
Elaine Pamphilon's paintings are recognisable as hers with their bright, vibrant colours and confident, free, naive, almost folk art style: Although she does also relate to painters of the 1940's and 50's - Ben Nicholson, Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious.
Subjects for her paintings come from music, literature, still life and the landscape - particularly that around her studio in St Ives or her home in Cambridge.
Anthony Frost’s abstract expressionist works are influenced by the music he listens to in the studio by bands such as The Fall (for whom he has designed an album cover and a stage set); Captain Beefheart and John Cage. He works with a variety of materials including sack cloth, pumice and netting (amongst others) as well as plentiful thick, bright acrylic. This gives the work a richness and texture that is unique to him.
Although there is an element of planning in each work, there is also a random element which manifests itself in the creative process: Adding a piece of material or a tie that can change the painting's direction in unplanned ways.
He wants his work to be completely abstract Anthony Frost says “anything that seems recognisable, I just paint out".
Nicholas Wriglesworth's work is concerned with city scenes.
Dramatic light is a key interest in the work, as well as a
tendency to find high view points.
He manages to strike the right balance between realism and painterly - we like the photo quality in his work, but also want to see the artist's hand and a evidence of choices he has made in the composition.
Tom Hammick is an award winning painter and printmaker.
His recent edition variable woodcut "Traverse" (120 x 79 cm) has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017, and it is also in our Summer Exhibition.
Click on the image to see more about this artist and see more available works.