Lynne Cartlidge, Diana Matthews FRCA, Mike Service,
Nick Tidnam RBA and Andy Waite
13 June - 25 July
A rolling exhibition of invited painters throughout June and July, featuring the latest work by Lynne Cartlidge, Diana Matthews, Mike Service, Nick Tidnam and introducing for the first time at the gallery Sussex painter Andy Waite.
Lynne Cartlidge, who trained at Falmouth College, Cardiff College and Newlyn School of Art, spends time painting between Cornwall and her studio in Wales. Her current work concentrates on still-life subjects capturing the intensity and subtlety of natural light.
Diana Matthews trained at Bath Academy of Art under William Scott, Antony Fry and Peter Lanyon and went on to teach fine art herself. It was only after retiring from teaching that she could fully focus on her own painting. The work of William Scott is still an ongoing influence and, indeed, her work brings a fresh approach to the subject of still-life and has the confidence of a lifetime of painting and being immersed in this environment. The show also features architectural studies of Bath in watercolour.
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. In this exhibition we see examples of his recent paintings of the surrounding countryside of Bath and still lifes.
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. Nick Tidnam has shown regularly with the New English Art Club and was became an elected member in 2014.
oil on canvas
90 x 180cm
Putting the Day to Bed
oil on board
50 x 100cm
Andy Waite graduated from West Sussex School of Art & Design in 1977. He has been painting full-time since 1989. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions across the United Kingdom and also the United States of America and has held regular solo exhibitions in the UK including in London since 1992. This latest series of oils on canvas largely explore his surrounding landscape of Sussex. They carry a poetical expression of a place through shifting layers of paint and juxtaposed colour.