During 2020 many artists’ circumstances have changed, and this is also true for Fergus Hare, during the last year his studio time has been affected in the same way as for many artists. He has had his children at home, and the lockdowns have meant that trips made by the family have been cancelled. The show also contains some very domestic works, family scenes and images of life at home that have caught his eye.
In addition he has however managed to produce a stunning body of new works, centred around his home in Sussex, as the local beach and the South Downs have remained accessible through out. The resulting paintings contain some of Hares’ signature themes, sunsets over the hills, trees silhouetted against a twilight sky, and gardens.
These are shown alongside a new series of works that recall past travels and scenes taken from memory, Fergus Hare has depicted a series of crowd scenes and snowscapes, however he doesn’t place these images geographically or in time. He leaves them open, as each work is very evocative and open to interpretation.