6 December - 3 January 2015
An eclectic winter exhibition featuring stately interiors painted in watercolour by Hugh Buchanan, landscapes by Ben Lowe, still lifes by Julia Cooper & Diana Matthews, etchings by Trudy Montgomery, snow landscapes by Nick Tidnam. The exhibition is accompanied by a selection of stoneware ceramics by Christine Feiler.
Disolving Light at Hardwick
56 x 38cm
Hugh Buchanan studied at Edinburgh College of Art and has been commissioned to paint many interior scenes by the Royal Family; The House of Commons and the National Trust. In 2005 his paintings featured in Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh and Queen's Gallery, London.
Daisy Cook, born in London in 1965, has been a full-time artist since 1995, with very successful solo exhibitions in London, the United States of America and Bath. Predominently recognised for her landscape painting, her work looks at the subject of landscape with an abstract perspective, with a particular play on the relationships of the meeting point of land, sea and sky.
Christine Feiler was born in Bristol and studied at Corsham, Bath Academy of Art. Her pots are all stoneware, fired at 1260C. She has exhibited widely in Germany, Cornwall, London, Oxford, Bristol, Bath and York and has been teaching on a part time basis for many years, currently in Penzance Art School.
Ann Gover is an established artist, working in etching, enamel and pastel. Ann is spends a lot of time travelling in differnet continents and her travels are a constant source of inspiration and subject matter. She has held exhibitions in London and the West Country and exhibited her enamels in Japan, the USA and Europe. Her work has been exhibited in the RWA annual exhibitions, the Tobacco Factory and the Bath Society of Arts.
Julia Cooper is based on the south coast of Cornwall, her studio overlooking a busy harbour. This latest series of paintings concentrates on kitchen still-lifes painted in oil. Surfaces are washed with colour then scored, scraped back or obliterated to create an interesting narrative which allows her to explore colour and rhythm. Whether abstract or figurative the image is discovered through this process.
Julia Cooper trained in Fine Art as well as Interior Design and has exhibited her work widely in the United Kingdom. She has recently been working on a large project with the National Trust in creating paintings for their holiday cottage refurbishments.
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.