AboutLooking forward in Tenby
(an exhibition of new paintings by more than 30 artists)
Many artists most recent work at this time of the year will reflect the seasons of Autumn and Winter. With this in mind, when reopening after a winter break, the partners at White Lion Street Gallery in Tenby have started the 2012 programme of exhibitions with an show entitled âLooking Forward', to encourage a spirit of optimism and light in the paintings to be exhibited.
With the only stipulation given that there should be no sign of winter in the work, the theme has been variously interpreted by the participating artists: Penny Timmis looks forward to spring and summer flowers, painted extravagantly bright, large and luscious in acrylic; Sherry Owen has produced extravagant 3 dimensional floral displays in watercolour and hand-made paper, Anthony Skates shows small and exquisite oil studies of mayflower trees glowing out against edges of dark woodland and Valerie Land has brought cool and delicately painted shorelines, looking out to the sun.
Tenby has not been forgotten either, for what better place can there be to while away a few days or weeks in the Spring and Summer. Jaunty townscapes by Dorian Spencer Davies, oils of boats in the harbour viewed looking towards the town or out to sea by Paul Martin, acrylic paintings of harbourside buildings by Carole King, pastels of the harbour by Lynn Blake John and a warm light in the paintings of seaside gardens by Ken Jackson (at 93 years old the gallery's most elderly artist) all show the town at its best.
Unusual interpretations have been brought by Ben Pritchard in his large bold wood cuts, the soft and subtle paintings of Michael Freeman which create a whole world of enigma, and the surreal paintings of Paul Woodford. Other artists featured include Colin Finn, Yvonne Peake Finn, Therese James, Andie Clay, Glenn Ibbitson, Linda Thompson, Stella Watras, Chris Prosser, Thomas Haskett, John May and Paul Giuffrida
The exhibition Looking forward is now showing at the White Lion Street Gallery in Tenby, next door to the former cinema. It is open from 10am to 5pm every day except for Wednesdays and Sundays and will continue until 27th March. For further information telephone 01834-843375 or view the entire exhibition on the gallery website: www.artmatters.org.uk