Towards Winter: new exhibition in Tenby
Changes in weather from late Autumn to Winter are reflected in the work of 30 artists showing at the White Lion Street Gallery from 5th November.
The misty mornings and frosted landscapes, the wind-shaped and leafless trees of the season provide opportunities for the artists’ subtle and atmospheric painting techniques: the gentle watercolours of Neath Canal by Peter Cronin, the rugged mountain scapes in mixed media by Elizabeth Haines and the detailed wood engraving by Kath Littler of winter cobwebs and Usk landscape show the wide range of approach.
Dramatic sunsets provide naturally bright colours in both Paul Stokle’s and Thomas Haskett’s oils. Vivienne Albistons’s flowers recall the last days of summer as do Beatrice Williams’ joyful acrylics of farms and hamlets of the valleys. There is a still, uninhabited quality in Lyndon Thomas’ monochromatic coastal and mountain landscapes which contrasts with Dorian Spencer Davies’ ‘new style’ coastal scenes using strong, multi-layered blue and ochre oils, full of texture and movement.
The exhibition includes some new batiks by Rhona Tooze, paintings by Debbie Dunbar and Peter Rossiter’s paintings of birds. Print-maker Ann Lewis depicts coastal features of Anglesey in cool tone reduction lino prints. Another print-maker, Judith Stroud, has cut innovative images of Swansea and Tenby, the latter being a rare monoprint.
“Fire goblet” in yew wood with copper inserts is a complex new piece made by wood-turner Gary Brine. This completes the exhibition to date but more new pieces are expected during the duration of the show. The work of approximately 60 other artists and craftspeople is also on show in the rest of the gallery.
Opening Saturday 5th November, the exhibition is on the ground floor of the White Lion Street Gallery, near to the Premier Inn in Tenby. The gallery is open from 10am to 5pm every day except for Wednesdays and Sundays. For further information about the exhibition or other work in the gallery phone 01834-843375 or view the website: www.artmatters.org.uk.