Spring Exhibition @ Article Bath
Debbie George, Jean Rose, Mike Service, Lavinia Thomas
Ceramics by Linzi West
21 March - 7 April
Celebrating the start of Spring, Article presents a small exhibition of seasonal still life paintings by four painters and a range of ceramics by Linzi West, featuring portraits of strangers painted on to small hand-made plates and terracotta pots.
While enjoying this exhibition, you will find an abundance of fresh spring flowers, Easter cards and gifts as well as the latest soy wax candle range by Lucy Simon.
Trained at Bath Academy of Art, Jean Melville Rose is a prolific painter of frescoes in the true sense (buon fresco) as used by the Ancient Pompeians. Rose’s solo exhibitions since 1960s have shown in Bath, Cambridge, London, Madrid, California and Mexico. Rose’s work can be found in various public collections, including, Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles; Kettles Yard Museum, Cambridge. Notable private collectors include E.M.Forster; Vincent Price, amongst others.
Debbie George's paintings celebrate her passion for ceramics, pattern, flowers and landscape. Working in fine detail she depicts a calm, unruffled world of treasured pottery and spring flowers in simple interior or landscape settings. Debbie has exhibited regularly and widely in the UK.Exhibits regularly in Bath, Yorkshire, Norfolk and London.
Trained at Bath Spa University, Mike Service has exhibited with David Simon Contemporary since 2014. His energetic still lifes paintings are sculpted in oils with palette knife. Service exhibits
regularly in Bath, London, Edinburgh and Norfolk.
Based in the West Country, Linzi West makes earthenware plates and terracotta flower pots at her studio, and takes them with her on train journeys, rather than a sketch book. Choosing the faces of strangers that catch her attention, she then paints directly onto the ceramics, before applying a final glaze and firing them in the kiln. Each 'Person Plate' comes with a luggage tag with details of the particular journey they made.