A Sense of Place 

17. May - 29. Jun 14 / ended SOCK Gallery

Exhibition | Painting | Midlands

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A Sense of Place a solo exhibition by John Connolly

John originally taught Art and Drama in secondary schools for a number of years before becoming a professional actor and playwright, touring the Uk and abroad with Compact Theatre Company. In 2003 he turned to his first love of landscape painting and has exhibited in many galleries throughout the Uk since then.

John works mainly with acrylics, but sometimes mix media using anything and everything that is permanent, to achieve the desired effect. He uses a variety of found materials, making marks and interesting textures with anything at hand. Scratching, scraping and sometimes flicking the paint onto the canvas to create runs and dribbles that suggest waves or interesting cloud formations. Beach sand may be used to create an interesting texture in a landscape or to represent itself within a seascape. Dried grass, twigs, leaves and ferns have also been known to appear in John's landscape paintings."

"This current body of work draws inspiration from the ever changing light and colours throughout the seasons. whether it be over the sea, moors, rivers or ancient woodlands, John always creates work full of colour, texture, drama and emotion allowing the 'observer' to experience a feeling of remoteness and 'sense of place'

Johns work has been purchased by collectors in the Uk, France, Spain, Sweden, Austria, America, Australia, New Zealand and The Middle East.

Exhibition Launch
Tuesday 27th May 2014
Join us in the Sock gallery for Wine and nibbles, plus the chance to meet John and explore his work. You can also enjoy the smooth sound of Liz Cooper's Jazz band perfoming in Sock Gallery to celebrate the exhibition launch.
Free Entry

Demonstration Day
Saturday 7th June 2014
10am-12 noon
Watch John create a brand new piece of work in Sock Gallery.


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