A full year after first being diarised, the much anticipated Earth & Blood exhibition finally brings Eve Shepherd's sculptures and Dion Salvador Lloyd's paintings together in a joint show. The prospect of joining forces had been muted for many years by both artists. Launching Saturday 8th November, Earth & Blood features Dion Salvador Lloyd's atmospheric oil paintings and Eve Shepherd's emotive bronzes and unique ceramics.
Eve Shepherd MRBS SPS
Award winning sculptor Eve Shepherd was described as 'unique in the world of modern sculptors' by Professor Anthony Stone, former President of the Society of Portrait Sculptors. Despite her age, she has already been compared with the great Rodin, & is predicted to become "one of the greatest artists of our time."
Using traditional media & methods with a contemporary twist, Eve's ability to produce works, which though often challenging to the viewer, portray an exquisite sensitivity & honesty rarely seen in contemporary sculpture. Her work, which has become highly collectable, the power to capture emotion and move the immoveable.
"I endeavour to depict the feelings and truths that are hidden, undiscovered or ignored and by uncovering the hidden depths of the mind, find my work drawn to the exploration of social taboos and conformities seemingly ever present within modern societies. I attempt to question attitudes towards subjects, sometimes challenging to individuals at an emotional level." Eve Shepherd
Dion Salvador Lloyd
Dion is now a veteran of annual exhibitions such as the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy & the Discerning Eye. He is driven by intuition - each painting is an unplanned journey, an exploration of the horizon & the interplay between earth & sky, all energized & charged by their vibrancy & animation.
The surfaces of Lloyd’s oil paintings are untamed, highly worked & layered. They suggest the river that always flows, the sea that always crashes, the wind that blows, time that passes, a world turning, storms brewing - mysterious yet beautiful microworlds.
"I think 'suggestive' would be an accurate description of my work. I refer to nature again and again, however I like to remove anything recognisable and leave just the colour, trace and mood of the landscape, allowing the viewer to interpret a painting and experience their own particular response to it. Ultimately I want to make work people can fall into." Dion Salvador Lloyd
The exhibition opens Saturday 8th November and runs until Thursday 20th November. More information can be found from Saffron Gallery on 01424 772 130, info@SaffronGallery.co.uk or on the gallery website www.SaffronGallery.co.uk