Chris Howe – 12 April until 27 May
Chris has been living and working in Somerset for many years. He works mainly in watercolours but also produces work using pastel and pen and ink. He enjoys using bold brush strokes and a limited palette to produce paintings which appear fresh and atmospheric. His main inspiration comes from the countryside around his home but also enjoys walking and painting in mountain scenery. He has trained and exhibited successfully in Somerset and Devon where he has an enthusiastic following. He teaches watercolour techniques in many classes across Exmoor including all three National Park Centres.
Jane Hood/John Kemp joint exhibition – 28 May until 22 July
Jane paints Somerset landscapes using mixed media on handmade paper.
John is a landscape, portrait and wedding photographer.
Laurence Rowlands/Angela Newbold – 23 July until 23 September
Laurence is a Porlock based artist whose inspiration comes from his passion for walking on Exmoor. His recent work has been a series of drawings, paintings and sculpture focusing on land and sky. As with his previous work he is drawn to themes that explore the spiritual and magical elements of nature and landscape. In this exhibition ‘Airborne and Earthbound’ he blends reality with fantasy.
Angela Newbold’s love of fabric continues to inspire her work enabling an exploration of other media including painting, printing and stitching.
Her work is a continued journey through the use of materials that have had a previous life reflecting layers of age and history.
Graham Towler – 23 September onwards
Landscapes have always been Graham’s motivation to paint and this exhibition focuses mainly on Exmoor. He feels that the medium of paint allows him to capture the various tones, colours and textures created by the natural world.