5 - 27 August
A rolling exhibition of invited painters throughout August, featuring the latest work by, Victoria Gamberoni, Dion Salvador Lloyd, Diana Matthews FRCA, Myles Oxenford, Jackie Philip, Nick Tidnam RBA and introducing for the first time at the gallery the established painter David Brayne RWS. This exhibition features a wonderful variety of different approaches, exploring semi-figurative styles. With each of these artists’ paintings is a real feeling of the enjoyment of handling paint and an understanding of colour through subjects of still-life and landscape. Artists' Biographies at bottom of page.
Range of bronze sculpture by Sara Ingleby-MacKenzie
David Brayne RWS, The Yellow Dress
pigment on paper, 30 x 20cm
Victoria Gamberoni is a member of the Bath Society of Artists and the Armed Forces Art Society and her work is regularly shown at their annual exhibitions. She has run painting courses in England, France and Italy. She has won numerous awards including, in 2007, the Brownsword Prize for the best picture at the Bath Society of Artists annual exhibition at the Victoria Gallery, Bath. In 2009, she was presented with an award by The Prince of Wales at the AFAS exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London; Solo exhibition at Victoria Art gallery Bath, 2015.
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. He has regular solo exhibitions in London, Brighton, Wales and Bath.
Diana Matthews FRSA Born in Guildford in 1935, Diana Matthews studied Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham in the 1950s where 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 Royal West of England Academy and Royal Society of British Artists.
Myles Oxenford, born in 1977 in Plymouth, grew up in Scotland. He has a BA in Art from Falmouth College Of Art and has lived in Cornwall for over 15 years. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the U.K since 2000. Myles lives and works in rural Cornwall where he explores the landscape and waterscapes of his surrounding enviroment with his dog (who he paints on rainy days) and often his surfboard. He also returns frequently to paint in Scotland, Wales and the Alps.
Born in 1961 in Edinburgh, Jackie Philip 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 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. Jackie has received many prestigious scholarships and awards including The Italian Government Scholarship, British Institute Fund and RSA Hospital Field Award and Residency. Solo exhibition with David Simon Contemporary October 2016.
Based in Bath, Mike Service trained in Fine Art at Bath Spa University after taking early retirement. Over the past few years Mike Service has exhibited his paintings widely in the UK including in Bath London and at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
Born in Leicestershire and brought up in London, Nick Tidnam studied at Camberwell School of Art in the sixties under tutors including Christopher Chamberlain, Dick Lee and Michael Rothenstein. In 2001 Tidnam was elected a member of The Royal Society of British Artists. In 2003 he contributed to the publication 'Learn to paint and draw' and 'Oils and Acrylics' by Cassell Publications in 2004. His works are in public and private collections in the UK and private collections in the USA, Australia, Germany, Greece, India, and France.