Moments, new paintings by Andrea Kelland2. Aug - 28. Aug 12 / ended Art Matters
Daily from 10am to 5pm, Closed on Wednesdays.
Moments, new paintings by Andrea Kelland
Over the last year the artist Andrea Kelland has produced around 40 new paintings, both in watercolour and in oil, for her August exhibition in Tenby’s White Lion Street Gallery.
Her subject matter is water in all its many manifestations and although the location for the inspiration is Pembrokeshire the images are, for the most part, both universal and timeless. The sea is seen in all its moods from the energy of storm force crashing waves via rolling waves to gentle ripples lapping onto beaches in sandy coves where rocks and sky are reflected. Shallow, still water reveals the stones below, whilst the mysterious depths of deeper pools are broken only by reflections. Pool surfaces are disturbed by the landing of a drop of water or a feather from above or by small fish from below. Sometimes the sun glints from the surface too.
Dramatic and free brush and knife work is balanced with delicate images of rippled water surfaces, or those on which kayakers skim, or into which wet-suited youngsters jump.
From Kingston Art School in the 1960s via Brighton and Devon (where she had been brought up), Andrea came to Pembrokeshire and held her first exhibition in Wales in 1992. For some years she was based near Amroth in the south of the county but has recently relocated to the foothills of the Preseli Hills to the north. Her paintings have been exhibited across the UK, are held in collections around the world and she is a member of the committee, and regular exhibitor, of the Watercolour Society of Wales.
The exhibition opens on Thursday 2nd August and continues until 28th August, with an opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday 4th August when Andrea will be artist ‘in residence’ from 11am to 4pm when she looks forward to meeting friends old and new. The gallery, next to the old cinema in Tenby, is open daily from 10 to 5 but closed on Wednesdays. For further information telephone 01834-843375. The entire exhibition may be viewed on the gallery website: www.artmatters.org.uk
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