Rob Whitney, Jaci Gill, Johanna Cooper and Julie Clulow.
Tuesday 30th September - Sunday 12th October 'Four'
A first joint exhibition of drawings, paintings and prints by Lincolnshire based artists Rob Whitney, Jaci Gill, Johanna Cooper and Julie Clulow.
‘Art is a form of experimentation’ – this sums up where I am with my work at the moment. After years of mostly working in watercolour, I am enjoying experimenting with oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media to interpret those things and places that move me to paint and draw. Although I still cannot resist the distance view from the Lincoln edge......
Julie Clulow works in a variety of media including watercolour acrylic, egg tempera, lino print and more recently with stained glass. Her designs for this exhibition reflect a love of the moonlit ‘pastoral’, a world of quiet contemplation, imagination and sanctuary. Such themes reflect the longstanding influence on her work of 19th century visionary artist Samuel Palmer. Her work also echoes a love of the flowing forms of Celtic art and medieval stained glass.
Rob Whitney was born in 1954 in Northampton. As a child he loved to draw and would spend hours sketching in biro. Whilst still at school Rob won a place to attend a Saturday morning Art Club at Northampton School of Art. This gave him his first taste of drawing and painting in a college environment and set out his career path with the ambition to work in the creative arts. Rob is now a self employed graphic designer and is also a painter of large semi abstract canvases. He began painting in acrylics some 10 years ago and held his own exhibition at the Southwell Art Space. He also uses watercolour, coloured pencil and pen and ink. The FOUR exhibition will see Rob’s work explore more moody atmospheric landscapes alongside work showing subtle deep fusions of colour and form.
Through my work I endeavour to portray my emotional response to my surroundings and my interest in the connection that can be experienced between a person and nature. In my work I am trying to take the viewer with me, to place him/her at the place and time, to let them experience some of the emotions that I felt in the creation of the work and give an essence of the location which initially fed the work produced.