Landscapes of light, monument and beauty.


This coming Saturday we will open our April exhibition, with new work by four very talented artists. Ceramics are by Sara Moorhouse, and with Storm Kathleen raging outside it is a delight to come in to the calm of the gallery and be uplifted by these bright, colourful op-art sensations…

13 April to 11 May

Sara will be with us in the gallery from 1-3 on Saturday afternoon.  Come and join us !!


8. 7. & 9. Small Conical Loop Form Stoneware 9 x 14 cm. £295 each


38. (view 3)Large Wide Ticking: Red Form Stoneware 12 x 30 cm. £1,200


Also on show during April are three landscape artists.  Jenny Pockley was trained at the Royal Academy schools. Her paintings, where monumental cloud formations gather and diffuse in vast mountain or landscapes, amid minimal light and soft shadows, describe the sublime; the ethereal. Thin layers of oil paint glow on a superfine white surface giving a luminous quality that enhance the glow of light. The paintings verge on the abstract as the viewer becomes enchanted by the subtle play of colour.

New Paintings – 13 April to 11 May


Iceland Ridge Violet, Oil on Copper, 23 x 28 cm. £950


From Iceland to Tryfan (Wales):


Tryfan, Oil on Canvas, 150 x 120 cm, £7,000


New Paintings – 13 April to 11 May

Through the medium of oil paint Crawshaw aims to articulate lost moments common to us all and enjoys the possibility of transforming empty scenes into settings for others to occupy, suggesting that paintings can be inert objects on the precipice of flux or metaphysical arenas that draw the viewer in. Rather like…

‘For Once, Then Something’ by Robert Frost

‘Others taunt me with having knelt at well-curbs
Always wrong to the light, so never seeing
Deeper down in the well than where the water
Gives me back in a shining surface picture
Me myself in the summer heaven godlike
Looking out of a wreath of fern and cloud puffs.
Once, when trying with chin against a well-curb,
I discerned, as I thought, beyond the picture,
Through the picture, a something white, uncertain,
Something more of the depths—and then I lost it.
Water came to rebuke the too clear water.
One drop fell from a fern, and lo, a ripple
Shook whatever it was lay there at bottom,
Blurred it, blotted it out. What was that whiteness?
Truth? A pebble of quartz? For once, then, something.’

And from the Isle of Skye:

Glen Garry, Oil on Board 50 x 76 cm. £4,450


New Paintings – 13 April to 11 May
Rebecca Collins’ practice is and has been for many years, one of solitude. Even her small green studio – so crookedly positioned on its own, seems to be itself a lonely outpost on the edge of our island, surrounded completely and utterly by the majesty of the environs.  Her deep familiarity with this part of Scotland serves her well, having been a hardy witness to the extremity of change, not just of the seasons but of the light, the atmospheric conditions and the colours.  She understands and indeed uses the versatility this realm can afford a painter. What she produces in her work is a distillation, a reduction – something removed, heightened and relocated in the picture plane of her canvas. Her formal concerns are key to how the artist wants us to view her images; the compositions are often sections of the landscape – a mountainside, a top, clouds, perhaps just a natural surface. Removed of their whole, these almost abstracted forms have a disjointed loneliness, perhaps echoing the artist’s equivalent for the distant memory of the experience.

And finally….

‘All Inner Life Runs at Some Delay’ by Maya C Popa

‘like the martyr amazed at hunger’s
slow subsiding.

The rain at last arrived and with it,
the peculiar compulsion to keep living.

On suffering, philosophers
were always undecided:

to school an intelligence and make it
a soul, the wound is where
the light enters us, and so on.

The wound is where the light enters us.
There shines the face of the beloved
like a headlamp in the dark.


Bath Skyline Violet, Oil on copper, 40 x 50. £2,300


The artists will be in attendance on Satuday 13 April 1-3 p.m. Please join us if you can !!

The show runs until  11 May 2024.  We are open 10-5 Monday to Saturday.
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