Rosi Campbell and Glynne James

August 19, 2013

Rosi Campbell, Glynne James and guests

Rosi Campbell, Glynne James and guests

Carre Gallery welcomes Rosi Campbell and Glynne James, both resident artists at the Arts Coritani gallery in Swineshead.  Glynne is a regular solo exhibitor at Carre Gallery while Rosi is no stranger, having judged the Carre Gallery Summer show in 2010, as well as exhibiting in group shows.

Rosi Campbell

Window on the West by Rosi Campbell

Window on the West by Rosi Campbell

Rosi Campbell’s paintings have a special quality; people like them as soon as they see them. This endearing quality is uncontrived and has always typified her work since the early years of art college and overseas travel. It is a natural quality born of a positive view of the world around her, an expression of delight in colour, form and characteristics which most of us would not be so well aware of if not interpreted for us by those able to do so; poets, writers, actors, musicians, sculptors, architects and painters. We recognise what she sees once our senses have been nudged.”

 “Rosi paints exclusively in acrylics- a fast drying medium which facilitates the rapid completion of a painting. There is nothing ‘ laboured ‘ or ‘ overworked ‘ here and a spirit of freshness and movement is retained throughout. Her palette is lively, devoid of blacks, and both colour and form are exploited for their own sake at the expense of any rigid observations of the subject material. Invention rules – and it’s that which is responsible for the paintings’ immediate appeal.” – Colan Campbell

 Glynne James

Say Goodbye to the Blues by Glynne James

Say Goodbye to the Blues by Glynne James

Glynne James is a Lincolnshire artist who has recently moved to Boston from Sleaford where he and his family lived for 35 years.  Glynne was born and raised in Hertfordshire where he started painting and exhibiting his work but moved to Lincolnshire in 1974 and fell in love with the Fens.  He started to develop his own unique style depicting the ever-changing and fascinating fenland landscape.

The temporal approach is the essence of Glynne’s work and results in highly stylised canvases, each painting approaches the landscape in terms of its changes, not as individual paintings but upon the same canvas, strips of fenland character displayed as a coherent whole. On occasions the adjacent strips are subtly differentiated, as if moving from one minute’s observation to the next; on others the changes are sudden and startling – a field of wheat becomes a sea of plastic, a distant shape becomes a blazingly lit power station. Landscape which may appear featureless to the casual observer is presented with its components highlighted.

“These then are not landscapes in the comfortable Constable sense. They still address the age-old relationship between artist and farmer but it is evident that the 21st century is upon us, be it in the growing of new crops, the threat of climate change or the understated march of machinery. These paintings wake us from our dreamy preconception of what landscape painting is, and challenge the viewer to see the Fenland Landscape and not just look at it.”

Glynne’s recent exhibitions have been at Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London and The Affordable Arts Fair at Hampstead Heath.   Glynne is also a Gallery Artist at Arts Coritani, Swineshead, Lincolnshire, Stark Gallery, Canterbury and has work regularly on show at Buckenham Galleries, Southwold, Suffolk.  Recent works have gone to America, Japan, Vietnam and the Netherlands.

The exhibition is open from 10 am – 4 pm every day from 19 August until 31 August 2013.

Meet the Artists:  Glynne will be at the gallery on Tuesday 20th, all over the bank holiday weekend, Thursday 29th and Saturday 30th;  Rosi will be at the gallery on Friday 23 August. Both would love to see lots of visitors and are happy to chat. On all the other days the exhibition will be manned by volunteers of the Carre Gallery for whom Rosi and Glynne are very grateful.

Bright Horizon (left) by Glynne James and Lady of the Blue Trees by Rosi Campbell

Bright Horizon (left) by Glynne James and Lady of the Blue Trees by Rosi Campbell

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