Jackie Philip | David Ralph Simpson | Diana Matthews FRSA

5 - 29 October 2018 

New Paintings

 

 

As Autumn sets in, this exhibition brings together three contrasting artists whose colour palettes remember a wonderful summer and point to a change of season. Jackie Philips’ still-lifes carry a vibrancy of colour and luminosity that are characteristic of her handling of raw pigment on canvas. A postgraduate of the Royal Academy Schools, Jackie Philip has exhibited and taught around the world. With bold, sweeping brushstrokes, the latest paintings of David Ralph Simpson, chart the artist’s travels in the south of England. This collection of gestural paintings by this most popular artist, who comes from a modernist tradition, shows a handling of paint that has been conveyed with relish and immediacy. Diana Matthews, who trained at Bath Academy of Arts in the 1950’s, continues her practice of building beautifully textural compositions with layers that seem to have somehow collected whispers of the marks left by this artist’s tutors, including the likes of Anthony Fry and William Scott.

 

Oriental Orchids
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

61 x 71cm

 

 

Wild Flowers from the Cotswold Way
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

76 x 61cm

 

 

 

Blue Window
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

56 x 61cm

 

 

Nasturtiums and Violets
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

30 x 30cm

 

 

 

Daisies and Polka Dots
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

30 x 25cm

 

 

 

Meadow Flowers
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

30 x 30cm

 

 

 

Lower Lutsford, Devon

David Ralph Simpson
oil on board
23 x 28cm

 

 

 

 

Returnings
David Ralph Simpson
oil on canvas
76 x 92cm

 

 

Quillan
David Ralph Simpson
oil on board
22 x 30cm

 

 

 

Small Road Trip, Passing Firle, Sussex
David Ralph Simpson
oil on board
10 x 20cm

 

 

 

Lewesdon Hill, Dorset
David Ralph Simpson
oil on board
10 x 20cm

 

Midhurst to Petworth
David Ralph Simpson
oil on board
10 x 20cm

 

Lilac Haze with Globe Thistle
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

46 x 40cm

 

Fresh Garden Mint, Marigolds and Mace
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

46 x 40cm

 

 

Matisse Jug
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

46 x 40cm

 

 

Lilac Haze
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

40 x 40cm

 

 

Cornflowers
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

56 x 43cm

 

 

 

Red Bottlebrush
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

40 x 40cm

 

 

Freshly Picked
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

40 x 36cm


 

 

 

Summer Flowers from the Farmer's Market
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

40 x 46cm

 

 

Japanese Quince
Jackie Philip

raw pigment with oil on canvas

46 x 36cm

 

 

Ocean's Shadowy Night

Diana Matthews FRSA
oil on canvas
70 x 60cm
 

 

 

Tableau with View of Florence
Diana Matthews FRSA

oil on canvas
60 x 50cm

 

Assembly of Travelers

Diana Matthews FRSA
oil on canvas
50 x 60cm

Bude, Broken Water
David Ralph Simpson
oil on canvas
50 x 80cm

 

 

Sea Forms
David Ralph Simpson
oil on canvas
25 x 35cm

 

 

Coastal Path, Blackpool, Hartland, Devon
David Ralph Simpson
oil on board
23 x 28cm
 

On Wear's Hill, Dorset
oil on panel
26 x 48.5cm

 

 

Widemouth Bay
oil on panel
10 x 20cm

Valley of the Stones

oil on panel
40 x 85cm

 

 

Jug and Cut Apple
Diana Matthews FRSA
oil on panel
26 x 35cm
 

 

 

Bottles and Glass
Diana Matthews FRSA
oil on panel
30 x 50cm
 

 

Compote of Grapes
Diana Matthews FRSA
oil on panel
31 x 41cm

 

 

 

Jackie Philip, born in 1961 in Edinburgh, studied Fine Art at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, at Wimbledon School of Art, London and at The Royal Academy Schools, London from 1978 - 1986. She attained a BA 1st Class Honours and MFA. Since completing her postgraduate studies, she has been painting full time as a professional artist and lectured in London, Florence and Auckland. Jackie has exhibited widely abroad and in the UK and her paintings can be found in both corporate and private collections in the UK, Italy, Barbados, the Americas, Hong Kong and Australasia.

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.

 

Born in Guildford in 1935, Diana Matthews studied Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham from 1954 – 1956. Here she was trained by William Scott as well as visiting lecturers including Antony Fry, Peter Lanyon, Bryan Winter, Adrian Heath and Gillian Ayres.  She went on to teach art at various secondary schools. In 1985 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art. It was only when Diana retired in 1995 that she was able to concentrate fully on painting full-time and to focus on painting still life and abstract work. Diana Matthews has exhibited regularly in London and the South West including at 20/21 Royal College of Art (2014), Islington Art Fair (2013), Bath Art Society (2005/06/09/10/11/13), Olympia Decorative and Contemporary Art Fair (2011), Battersea Park Decorative and Contemporary Art Fair (2011/12), Art London (2011), Royal West of England Academy (2007/08), and Royal Society of British Artists (2007/11). Represented by David Simon Contemporary, Bath since September 2014.
 

 

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