Paul Letchworth and Teresa Milnes, 2nd – 14th August 2016
Paul Letchworth Statement:
Paul’s recent “gallery spaces” work have been inspired by looking at a range of architectural spaces in well known National and European museums. After spending so long inside the Art gallery, Paul began sketching the Architectural features in these public spaces early in 2015. The asymmetrical, the hand made and accidental are all features that he strives for in capturing unusual viewpoints, stairways and looking through structures. A diptych of paintings are from visits to Aldeburgh, where the textures and weathered boat surfaces captured his eye and other examples of his work show the dynamism of signs and symbols on the internet.
“I am interested in exploring the fine balance between gestural mark making contrasting with regular shapes and structures. I like my work to show the changes I make through the process of mark making and layering, arranging shape, line and colour”.
Paul lives locally and is an Art teacher. He is keen to undertake any commission work for business environments or private work. He is the author of the iStudyart app (which can be downloaded free on the app store) an app designed for users to annotate their experiences of the art gallery. His website can be found at www.pletchworth.com.
Teresa Milnes Statement:
The secret life of shadows, the deception of reflections and the confusion of contrasts are her inspiration. Turbulence and timelessness, stability and motion are elements Teresa endeavors to capture.
While her daughter is often her subject, it is always the contrast of energy and calm and the subtle transience of colour in ever changing light, which catch her attention. A triptych of her daughter, Madeline in a beautifully circular rock pool is a snapshot of a quiet contemplative moment –“toe tentatively dipped whilst the ocean beyond is a tumult of froth and foam”.
By contrast the diptych “Roller-disco” is a confusion of coloured shadows amongst which the human figure becomes distorted and blurred.
The works in this exhibition are oil on canvas.
Private view on Friday 5th August 2016 5.00 – 8.00 PM