Simon Thomas graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1988 and is highly regarded as a pioneer of what is now termed the Art/Science forum.àÂ A major feature in the show will be the maquette of the abstract spherical limestone sculpture that he produced as a centre piece for the award winning Cancer Research Show Garden at this years Chelsea Flower Show.
Marion Taylor explores a variety of different media within her work often combining the use of loose graphite powder, raw pigments and oil paint, producing a myriad of surface qualities. Her paintings often present an ambiguous sense of depth with elements that hint at landscape and form.
Michael Sheppard's paintings focus on the 'meeting of edges' which gives his work a sense of tension. He is very much concerned with the composition of the landscape, the contrasts, the marks left by the elements and inhabitants throughout history along with the intensity of light and storm.. Working in oils he uses what is often referred to as a 'Cornish Palette' reflecting the myriad of colours seen in the Cornish landscape.
David Paton works in a variety of materials including portland stone, granite and bronze. His most recent private commission was for aàÂ 3.2m high bronze and cornish granite sculpture situated on the front lawn of Trewidden House. David often produces artworks that whilst portraying a particular visual aspect have in fact a more in-depth meaning alluding to a more altruistic viewpoint.
The show opens on Friday 9 October and the complete work can be seen on our web site at www.openspacegalleries.com. Please contact the gallery if you would like more information.
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