At the Guildhall Gallery from Friday 20 October to 12 November 2006 Monday to Saturday, Sunday 12noon - From November: 10 - 4 Tuesday to Saturday, Sunday 12noon - Admission free
A new exhibition entitled 3 Views In Colour opens at Winchester Guildhall Gallery on 20 October 2006. The event will showcase the diverse talents of three professional artists from Hampshire: Maureen Derrick; Don Saddington; and Clarissa Russell and will also include pots by the Eeles family of potters.
Maureen Derrickexperiments with watercolour and acrylic paints to abstract the seascapes of Dorset that feature strongly in her work. While she is more interested in representing the drama of shape and texture than in portraying a realistic image, her paintings succeed in capturing the distinctive forms and patterns of the Dorset coast with which she is most familiar.
Don Saddington's series of modern works showcase his new experimentation with colour and texture. Don works mainly in acrylic and pastel and incorporates collage to add depth to his paintings. Views of Hampshire, Dorset, Cornwall and many historic sites lend inspiration to his more figurative work while his more recent paintings have a more atmospheric quality to it.
Clarissa Russell studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and lived in Italy for several years where the clear light and bright colour became a lifelong passion. Her reputation has earned her many commissions requiring patience and a quick response to capture the essence of her more difficult subjects, namely those of children and animals. She produces still life, portraiture and landscapes in all media.
All three artists have exhibited internationally and have now come together on home turf in an exciting celebration of colour and form.
The Eeles Family Pottery, David, Patricia and their sons Benjamin and Simon produce their pots from kilns set in an old 17th century coaching inn in the village of Mosterton, West Dorset. The family work in partnership to produce mainly Stonewares but also some Porcelain and Raku with its distinctive rainbow colours produced after its removal from the wood fired kiln and then flamed on sawdust.
The family have exhibited at a variety of galleries and historic venues including the RussellCotesArtGallery, Bournemouth, Milton Abbey and the WiltshireHeritageMuseum.
All the paintings and pots are available for sale so why not pop in and get on top of the Christmas shopping early this year with that unique and distinctive gift!