‘Spring Collection’ exhibition 2017 opens in Tenby
Little evidence of the recent frost, wind and rain is visible in the current paintings at the White Lion Street gallery in Tenby despite them being part of the Spring Exhibition which shows from now and until 28th March.
Several artists new to the gallery are included: Audrey Johns shows a collection of her vivid acrylic paintings of buildings in the vernacular of Pembrokeshire; David Thomas, recently returned to the area, paints scenes from Llanstadwell and the Cleddau; and Helen Higgins, potter from Merthyr Tydfil, shows ceramic hares which bashfully hide their whole identities in pots of clothing but just manage to emerge from their hoodies.
Also showing 3D work is Gary Brine. A wood turner from Carmarthenshire with a sense of humour, Gary uses unusual and rare woods in addition to that grown locally to produce fine pieces, shapely traditional, contemporary or quirky, often embellished by resin, gold leaf and wax.
Simon Rowlands paints Tenby views, as does Peter Cronin. Peter’s watercolours, soft melting studies, belying the skill required to produce them, also shows Cardiff and Fishguard scenes. From Lyndon Thomas come large, spare, simplified North Pembrokeshire and Lleyn Peninsular landscapes made with acrylic knife work. Abstract work in mixed media is brought by Andie Clay, two with a sea based theme. Mwnt chapel is shown from an unusual angle by the Pembrokeshire artist Thomas Haskett and Graham Hadlow brings a fine collection of his unmistakable watercolour paintings of the area. More paintings and 3D work will be added as the exhibition continues.
The exhibition is now open and continues until 28th March.
The White Lion Street gallery in Tenby, near the Premier Inn, is open from 10am till 5pm every day except for Wednesdays and Sundays. For more information phone 01834-843375 or view the entire exhibition on the gallery website www.artmatters.org.uk.