Two years ago, I asked Helena if she would join me and have a ‘two woman’ show of our work. We had seen my paintings and her wood sculpture together previously at group shows and thought they shared a similar theme.
We submitted our request to the gallery and I am delighted to be here now with her, interacting with our visitors and presenting our work in this lovely space.
We were welcomed on arrival by one of the gallery managers and given the necessary information about the gallery policy before we installed our work.
Then the gallery was handed over to us for 2 weeks.
To make our work look attractive and easy to view we worked together during the installation. Helena using the plinths and floor space and my paintings on the walls using the rail hanging system. I also brought my own small easels for some paintings to stand alone around the room.
We positioned colourful pieces in the window area to attract people as they walked by and gain their interest encouraging them to come in and see more.
The kitchen area is ideal for preparing refreshments and we have placed the gallery table nearby with a table cloth to serve our visitors tea and coffee with home-made biscuits. We chose to have a daily ‘hospitality’ rather than a ‘preview’ occasion.
For me, meeting the visitors is an important part of showing my work. I have set up a small easel and trolley with my painting equipment to let them see how I work. I am a ‘Daily Painter’ so painting whilst they are browsing in the gallery is quite comfortable for me and I am happy to explain what I do.
I am really enjoying this experience at Sam’s. After preparing this large body of work it is good to see the paintings all together in one space. The spot lighting and natural light from the roof windows are just right for our art and visitors have enough room to walk around or sit and relax whilst viewing the show.
Thank you Sam Scorer for this little gem in our beautiful city. I hope to be back.
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18th-31st July 2016
Jacquie and Bill McNeill
Jacquie and Bill will be exhibiting their glass, with the emphasis on surface design and light!
Their glass shows some of the most aesthetic and decorative detail throughout the UK.
Sea, landscape, flora and Celtic influences pre-dominate their creativity.
The use of elaborate glass cutting skills are shown in their larger limited edition pieces, with a contrast of intricate detail in their illustrations!
The combination of design with the introduction of light, will provide an exciting, dynamic exhibition, worthy of a viewing!
Meet the artists on Saturday 23rd and 30th July 2016
Derrick Hawker took up his post as Principal of Lincolnshire College of Art & Desin in 1984 until his early retirement in the late 1990s.
He returned to Southern Ireland where he once again immersed himself as a full-time painter.
He developed his painting style recording the constantly moving light across the undulating rock-strewn area of Connemara. Derrick became adept and skilful in employing his painting style to record and interpret moving light as it divides and changes allowing viewers to see a figurative image from both distance and in close up detail used to explore patterns and shapes within this unique landscape.
Previous exhibitions include:
An Islands Retrospective sponsored by Galway City Museum
also producing The Ballynakill Lake, Gorumna series
There will be an Exhibition launch by invitation on Sat 5th March 2016 11.00am – 5pm
25th April – 8th May 2016
As living, breathing souls inhabiting this small planet together, it is built within our default settings to engage in relationships with others, be that as a friend, work colleague, lover, parent, child and even ourselves. We cannot avoid them and each connection is unique. Some of which leave imprints on our lives forever.
It is these relationships that forge us, help us to grow, develop and at times destroy us.
We learn how to love and we learn how to be hurt.
Our interpretations of which are as unique as our fingerprints.
The pieces I have selected to include in the exhibition are a culmination of two years work. As an artist I am always exploring and trying new techniques. For the past few years I have been working solely in Photography however just recently I have also been returning to my Textile background and producing more mixed media works.
I am a lover of the written word and this too plays an integral part within my work and excerpts of which you will also be able to see here.
Life is for living….and without feelings we cannot be alive!
11th April – 24th April 2016
A first solo exhibition of paintings exploring cities and cultures by artist Jemima Sims.
“I work predominatley in acrylic paint aiming for realism”explains the artist “I explore shape, colour, light and shade, using traditional methods to depict modern culture”
The exhibition is inspired by Japanese and Chinese traditional art, urban and country life and portraiture, both painted and photographical.
28th March – 10th April 2016
Double Vision – Inspired by Nature
A double delight of an exhibition featuring the organic wood sculptures of
Helena P Stylianides and the atmospheric oil paintings by Anne Wood
14th March – 27th March 2916
A glimpse into the work we do throughout North Kesteven and beyond.
Exhibition will include Sleafords mosaic group, kenetic trees by Martin Smith,
knitted churches of Lincolnshire, Neon exhibits, photographs on i pad, Dance, aeriel silks, contempoary art in ancient churches selection of wall hangings and film.
Private view by invitation March 23rd 4-6pm
1st Feb – 28th Feb