Here at Churchgate Gallery in Porlock we are extremely excited to be showing work by two artists who are new to the gallery in our upcoming spring exhibition (29th March – 25th April), as well as Exmoor based artists we have been representing for several years now. From the work received from the artists so far, it is promising to be a vibrant and varied collection of paintings, drawing together contemporary landscape, still life and figurative paintings.
Dee is an artist who has the rare ability to capture a moment from everyday life in a charming, unique and recognisable style, with each paintings displaying quirky touches inspired by her keen observation of people and nature.
Established Minehead based artist Leo Davey has had growing success in recent years with his detailed watercolour paintings and illustrations. However, his latest work sees him branching out into different media, creating expressive paintings in oil on board, which perfectly capture the depth of light and colour in the local landscape.
The uncluttered compositions and carefully chosen details create work with a harmonious and contemporary feel.
Sue Onley is an artist whose work we regularly exhibit. Despite her unusual and unique style, each of Sue’s paintings has a strong sense of place, showing the unmistakable character of the West Somerset landscape. Figures dotted throughout the dense scenes of rolling hills and cliffs give the work a charming appeal.
As a self taught artist, Neville has developed his style by painting outdoors, ‘En plein air’. This allows him to spontaneously capture fleeting light and weather in the ever changing landscape.
Caroline McMillan Davey
Her spontaneous and intuitive approach to paintings creates work which is imbued with the light, colour and ‘feeling’ of the landscape.
Work in the exhibition will also be available to view online on churchgategallery.co.uk from Sunday 29th March.
Originally published February 23 2015