"In recent years, through a series of exhibitions and publications, Jeremy Gardiner has emerged as one of the most interesting and innovative of our landscape painters. The group of 40 new works on paper which constitutes this show “Drawn to the Coast” continues to explore his preoccupation with the coastal landscape of southern England, and demonstrates the richness of a subject which draws him back again and again. There can never be one definitive statement about a landscape, and these new works investigate some of the alternative readings that Gardiner proposes through the pursuit of other visual options, other formal possibilities.
Gardiner’s distinctive laminar landscapes reveal their layered meanings only over time - this is not instant art, but art which discloses itself gradually. Its richness matches the complexity of the world it seeks to evoke, and offers back an interpretation of it which is both personal and penetrating."