22 January - 20 February 2016
An exhibition devoted to works of art on paper through watercolour, drawing, etching, linocut and wood-cut prints. The show includes watercolours of interiors by Hugh Buchanan; linocut prints by Steven Hubbard, etchings by Mary Jane-Jones; oil on Fabriano paper and watercolours on vintage envelopes by Dion Salvador Loyd; ink drawings by Peter Lloyd-Jones, drawings and etchings by Peter Randall-Page and watercolours by David Ralph Simpson. Coinciding with this exhibition the gallery will also be showing the geometric white porcelain ceramics by Keith Varney.
The gallery will also be at the Works on Paper Fair in London 11 – 14 February on Stand 113.
Peter Lloyd-Jones, born 1956, studied at Ruskin School of Drawing and Art from 1977-1979, continued to read Fine Art for his Post Graduate Degree at Oxford and went on to study ay the Royal Academy of Arts from 1980-1983. His painting has continued to attract favourable reviews and critiques including in the Arts Review, Country Life, The Spectator and The Oxford Times. Lloyd-Jones has exhibited regularly in London, Oxford and Maine, U.S.A.
Hugh Buchanan studied at Edinburgh College of Art and has been commissioned to paint interiors by the Prince of Wales at Balmoral and Highgrove; The House of Commons and the National Trust. His paintings are also in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Edinburgh City Art Centre, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Aberdeen, the Bank of Scotland, Flemings Bank, Deutsche Bank, the National Trust for Scotland and the English National Trust. In 2002 he was commissioned by the House of Lords to paint the lying in state of the Queen Mother at the Palace of Westminster. In 2005 his paintings featured in Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh and Queen's Gallery, London.
Steven Hubbard, born in London in 1954 studied fine art at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design. He has taught fine art for over 30 years and has held regular one-man exhibitions in London. He regularly exhibits at the Royal Academy Summer Show and the Royal West of England Academy, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Hubbard has three different practices – linocut printmaking, painting and marquetry-based constructions.
Mary Jane Jones, is fascinated by domestic interiors and is showing a series of recent etchings. Born in 1976, Mary studied Fine Art at the University of Reading and History of Art at University of St Andrews. Mary has exhibited her work across the United Kingdom including in London with the New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists, Society of Women Artists and The Discerning Eye Exhibition.
Peter Randell-Page RA studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973-1977 and has gained an international reputation through his sculpture, drawings and prints. He has undertaken numerous large-scale commissions and exhibited widely. His work is held in public and private collections throughout the world including Japan, South Korea, Australia, USA, Turkey, Eire, Germany and the Netherlands. His public sculptures can be found in many locations throughout the UK and his work is in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery and the British Museum amongst others. His practice has always been informed and inspired by the study natural phenomena and its subjective impact on our emotions.
Born 1963 in Plymouth, David Ralph Simpson studied Fine Art at Newcastle University in 1985. David Ralph Simpson has held regular solo exhibitions in London and galleries across England since 1987. His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
David Ralph Simpson has undertaken commissioned projects for Land Securities, London 2005, Glyndebourne Opera 2004, Glyndebourne Opera 2000, Exeter City Council 1995, Television South West 1989 and the Royal School for the Deaf, Exeter 1988. Prizes include Bridport Open Prize 1994, Laing Competition 1994 & ’90 and Brewhouse Open 1986. His work can be found in private collections throughout Europe and the United States of America.
Dion Salvador Lloyd was born in Brighton in 1967. His work has been exhibited widely across the UK and in 2011 had been selected for the Royal Academy “Summer Exhibition”, Discerning Eye, RWA in Bristol and ROI at the Mall Galleries, London. He currently lives and works in Brighton, UK as a full time practicing artist. First solo exhibition with David Simon Contemporary, Bath 2015. Next solo exhibition November 2017.