Impressions on Paper

David Brayne RWS, Peter Brown NEAC RP ROI, Hugh Buchanan, Lydia Corbett, Jeremy Gardiner, Steven Hubbard, Neil Murison RWA, Keith Varney
2 – 26 February 2018

 

Now an annual tradition, the gallery presents an exhibition devoted to works of art on paper through watercolour, drawing, etching and linocut prints.

 

The show incorporates paintings created with pure paint from raw pigment and gum Arabic by David Brayne RWS, who has completed a series continuing themes of figures in land and water-scapes as well as in interiors; paintings of architectural manuscripts and stately interiors by Hugh Buchanan, one of Britain’s finest contemporary watercolourists; charcoal drawings by Peter Brown NEAC RP ROI; watercolour with pen and ink by Lydia Corbett; Jeremy Gardiner has developed a series exploring the West Country through layered acrylic, pigment and jesmonite on handmade paper; linocut prints by Steven Hubbard focusing on nostalgic household objects; acrylics and collage by Neil Murison RWA.

Coinciding with this exhibition the gallery will also be showing the geometric white porcelain ceramics by Keith Varney.


 

David Brayne RWS
Hull II

pigment on paper
33 x 38cm

 

David Brayne RWS
Sea Change

pigment on paper
90 x 100cm

 

David Brayne RWS
Gate to the Wood

pigment on paper
30 x 30cm

 

 

David Brayne RWS

Water and Ground
pigment on paper

33 x 38cm

 

David Brayne RWS

Small Yellow Boat
pigment on paper

22 x 18cm

 

 

David Brayne RWS

Blue Sail
pigment on paper

33 x 38cm

 

 

David Brayne RWS
Yellow Dress Blue Jacket 

pigment on paper
50 x 36cm

 

 

David Brayne RWS
River Valley

pigment on paper
22 x 18cm

 

 

David Brayne RWS
Fine Blue Jacket

pigment on paper
30 x 24cm

 

 

David Brayne RWS was born in 1954, studied painting at Nottingham and Gloucestershire Colleges of Art and philosophy at Exeter University.  Elected as a member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 2001, he has exhibited widely and been awarded a number of prizes including the Discerning Eye Benton Prize 2011, the Chairman’s prize 2013 and first prize in the 2004 NOA (National Open Art). David was awarded the Turner Medal in 2015.

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Peter Brown NEAC RP

Gay Street from The Circus, Bath
charcoal on paper
38 x 55cm

 

Peter Brown NEAC RP

View from the Hills of Bath II
charcoal on paper
38 x 55cm

 

 

Peter Brown NEAC RP

View from the Hills of Bath
charcoal on paper
34 x 58cm
 

 

Peter Brown NEAC RP

View from the Hills of Bath III
charcoal on paper
32 x 55cm

 

Peter Brown NEAC RP

View of Bath Abbey
charcoal on paper
32 x 59cm

 

Peter Brown NEAC RP ROI from 1985-91 Peter studied at Bath College of Higher Education and gained a BA Fine Art from Manchester Polytechnic. In 1998 he was elected into NEAC and his first solo show at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath was held in 2000. He has been represented by Messum’s, London since 2004. Brown has now held 12 solo exhibitions at Messum’s, London and 8 solo exhibitions at Victoria Gallery,
Bath. He has been selected for ‘Critic’s Choice’, New English Art Club in 2009/11/12/13, and other awards including Prince of Wales’ Award for Portrait Drawing 2008, Hunting Art Prize; The Arts Club Award 2005.

 

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Jeremy Gardiner

Against the Rocks, St Anthony's
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

 

Jeremy Gardiner

Monochrome Twilight, Lundy

watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

Jeremy Gardiner

Spring Landscape, Gwithian Sands
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

Jeremy Gardiner

Clear Headland, The Lizard
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

Jeremy Gardiner

Summer Sun, Portland
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

61 x 46cm

 

 

Jeremy Gardiner

Winter Light, Lundy
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

 

Jeremy Gardiner

Overdue Spring, St Ives
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm
 

 

 

Jeremy Gardiner

Autumnal Evening,

St Ives
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

Jeremy Gardiner

Shining Morning, St Ives
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

Jeremy Gardiner

Hazy Light, Pendeen
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

 

Jeremy Gardiner

Mist at the Needles
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

 

Jeremy Gardiner

Evening Sky, the Lizard
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

 

Jeremy Gardiner is a graduate of Newcastle University and the Royal College of Art. He exhibits regularly in London and his paintings have been exhibited in Europe, the USA, South America, Japan, Australia and China. He has won numerous awards throughout his career including a Churchill Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Harkness Fellowship. Gardiner’s paintings are represented in public and corporate collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Government Art Collection, BNP Paribas, Pincent Masons and Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi. In 2013 Gardiner was awarded the prestigious Discerning Eye ING Art prize.

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Peter Davies
Leaping Salmon, St Ives

linocut, edition of 40

25 x 35cm

 

Peter Davies
Watchet

linocut, edition of 8

20 x 20cm

 

 

 

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Steven Hubbard

The Electric Fire
five block lino print, edition of 50
33 x 40cm

 

 

Steven Hubbard

DIY
four block lino print, edition of 50
21 x 41cm

 

 

Steven Hubbard

The Eggbox
reduction lino print, edition of 50
17 x 23cm

 

 

Steven Hubbard

Tube Station

four block lino print, edition of 50
16 x 24cm

 

 

Steven Hubbard

Penguins
five block lino print, edition of 60
25 x 31cm

 

 

 

Steven Hubbard

Lemon
five block lino print, edition of 60
13 x 20cm

 

 

 

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.

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Howard Jeffs RE
Eclipse

linocut monoprint

35 x 25cm

 

 

Howard Jeffs RE
Dense Circle

linocut, edition of 5

35 x 25cm

 

 

Howard Jeffs RE
Pink Flags

linocut monoprint

35 x 25cm

 

 

Howard Jeffs, a Member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers has recently shown work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath and the Bankside Gallery in London. Trained at Chelsea School of Art during the 1960’s, Jeffs taught printmaking in The Department of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London from 1972 to 2003 and completed an MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts in the 1990s. An elected member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers he regularly exhibits work at the Bankside Gallery, London. He exhibited landscape photography at the Photographers Gallery and The Serpentine Gallery in the early 1970s. Well-established nationally as a printmaker, he works at his studios in Bath and in France.

 

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Lydia Corbett

The Virgins and Cupids My Father Gave Me
watercolour, pen & ink
50 x 40cm

 

 

Loving Dance with Picasso
watercolour and ink

40 x 50cm

 

 

Lydia Corbett

Christmas Rose Dance
watercolour and ink

50 x 40cm

 

Lydia Corbett, born in Paris, 1934 was famously introduced to Pablo Picasso in the 1950s. Lydia became the subject of large and important body of his work, including more than sixty paintings, drawings and sculptures. Corbett has been painting full-time over the past forty years and will have her second solo exhibition at David Simon Contemporary in 2018. A new hardback biography about this artist written by Isabel Coulton and published in 2016 is available from the gallery.


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Hugh Buchanan

A Sheaf of Correspondence

watercolour

28 x 38cm

Hugh Buchanan
Seaton Delaval
watercolour on paper
38 x 56cm

 

Blinding Light at Versailles

watercolour

38 x 56cm

 

 

 

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 Holyrood House, Edinburgh and Queen's Gallery, London.


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Neil Murison RWA
South Gloucestershire

mixed media on paper 2017

23 x 22cm   

 

Neil Murison RWA
Moorland

mixed media on paper 2017

23 x 23cm

 

 

Neil Murison RWA

Coastland

mixed media on paper 2017

23 x 23cm

 

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