A New Light 

10. Sep - 4. Oct 14 / ended David Simon Contemporary

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Exhibition | Multi-disciplinary | South West


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David Ralph Simpson 'Adrift', oil on canvas

David Ralph Simpson 'Adrift', oil on canvas



Work by six painters, Catharine Davison, Bridget Moore RBA, Jemimah Patterson, David Ralph Simpson, David Taylor and Nick Tidnam RBA are featured alongside ceramics by Jane Wheeler and bronze sculpture by Richard Southall. Prices from 150 - £6,000.

Catharine Davison, winner of 2014’s prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, trained at Liverpool John Moores University. She paints en plain air and exhibits regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Edinburgh Academy, Paisley Art Institute and Visual Arts Scotland. Catharine has taught art in schools, but now devotes her time exclusively to making her own work, this current series features cityscapes from high vantage points.

Bridget Moore, trained at the Royal Academy and was elected member of The Royal Society of British Artists in 1989. Her work has been seen in mixed and solo shows in many London galleries and across the UK including Royal Academy Summer Shows and also in the USA. This latest series of work concentrates on interiors with rich colours and lights of theatres and more domestic scenes.

Jemimah Patterson studied at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art at the University of Oxford. Jemimah's work is influenced by the fact that she is one of a conjoined set of identical twins. This twinning creates resonant psychological dimensions that are reflected in her compositions, for instance paired or mirrored motifs recur throughout her work, often creating double portraits.

David Ralph Simpson has held regular solo exhibitions in London and galleries across England since 1987. His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. His loose landscape paintings in oils capture the essence of the place, leaving room for the viewer's imagination to explore. Smaller paintings with fun figures playing Pétanque or studies of boats can be enjoyed as much for their abstract qualities as the refreshing humour within them.

David Taylor uses his visual memory as his main point of reference. His style often described as ‘Turneresque’ concentrates on simply, land sea and sky, in his eyes the essence of landscape painting. The forces of nature just waiting to be immortalised on canvas. Using oil as his choice of medium, he manipulates the paint with palette knife and brushes to build depth and atmosphere into his work, that reflect the dramatic weather conditions he enjoys painting. His work has a spiritual quality that leaves the viewer to establish an horizon and to engage in the semi abstract forms that fuse together making the landscape come to life.

Jane Wheeler, who trained at Bath Academy of Art, works in stoneware. Her work constantly pushes the boundaries of the materials in order to discover new qualities of the forms she creates. The appearance of age and wear, as if the pieces had somehow been weathered and eroded over time, evokes a sense of history and of humanity.

Richard Southall's contemporary work, diverse in style and subject matter, is based on a deep understanding of form and anatomy. Trained by Stuart Osbourne, a contemporary of Jacob Epstein, Richard is exhibiting a selection of sculptures of female torsos in bronze and cold-cast bronze.
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