Hay Festival Exhibition @ Old Chapel Gallery 2015
A special Festival Exhibition at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge to run during the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts opens on Thursday May 21st and continues to the end of June and features the work of talented British artists and makers from far and near.
Heading the line up is artist Clive Burnell working principally in acrylics and oils his work tends towards abstraction, evoking images of remote British landscapes. His recent work is based on landscapes in Wales and the West Country. Clive is a self taught artist who has been painting full time since 2003. He has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at the Mall Galleries London.
Returning to the gallery is artist Karen Pearce from West Wales.
Karen’s work reflects the landscape around her home town of Aberystwyth. Using tone and colour, each painting explores the meeting of different elements such as town and sea or land and sky through changing times of day, weather or seasons.
New to the gallery is ceramicist Bryony Rich. Bryony grew up playing in her father’s pottery Studio. Making pots became second nature at a very early age. After school she studied at Carmarthen CCTA Art College , specialising in fashion and textiles. She will be showing a collection of Raku and Blue/turquoise Stoneware.
Also returning to the gallery is CPA potter David Frith. His reputation is well established and with his mastery of the potter’s wheel he makes majestic pieces decorated with his personal style of waxed motifs under heavy reduction overglazes and glaze trailing. He shares the pottery with his wife Margaret and they have just celebrated 50 years of potting. Hard work and commitment underlie this unique partnership.
Also on display will be a tempting collection of collectable pottery by regular gallery exhibitors, interior bronze sculpture by Philip Hearsey, stained glass by Frans Wesselman and Tamsin Abbott, studio glass by Jane Charles, wearables in linen and felted lambs wool and a delightful collection of jewellery all by British designer makers.
There is also an ever-changing collection of unique garden sculptures to enhance your outdoor space in a variety of media to include stoneware, forged iron, stainless steel, glass and more.