Views and Visions

June 15, 2014

Julia Law, Peter Skilton and Bob Armstrong

A collection of impressive and colourful paintings from three creative and different perspectives, bringing you fine art inspired by travels and experiences.

Autumn by Julia Law

Autumn by Julia Law

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Julia Law:

The theme of this exhibition is loose – to encompass work from three different painters.  For my part, all paintings are oil on canvas using traditional methods to explore my connection with the places I visit on my walks or people I encounter. Many of the paintings are on quite a large scale; they command the space. The landscapes are rugged, my seascapes are stormy, and the figures are images of people lost in a moment.

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Beachcomber by Peter Skilton

Beachcomber by Peter Skilton

Peter Skilton:

My paintings are usually in acrylic on a variety of backgrounds of which my current preference is MDF board. My subjects are from whatever takes my eye in the world around us, and frequently I also choose to interpret themes addressed by artists through the ages. My interpretations of these famous works are an attempt to continue long standing traditions with a fresh view in a contemporary style. I like paintings that have a narrative to ‘read’ into the image but eschew as far as possible attempting realism or ever incorporating any text in my images. Abstraction and distortion of the subject suit my intentions best and are my favourite picture-making elements. Additionally many works are simply my attempt to encapsulate a form, colour or light that makes an impression on me or that allows me to express, imaginatively, my feeling about some of the events and attitudes that impact us from the turbulent times we live in. So, all in all, a pretty eclectic choice of subject matter.

Winter Sunlight by Bob Armstrong

Winter Sunlight by Bob Armstrong

Bob Armstrong:  My paintings are mostly water based mixed media on mount card with a few paste on paper included. These represent my love of the British and Irish landscape, especially unpopulated uplands. My mixed media techniques involve collage, inks, acrylic, pastel and watercolour with combinations of some or all of them; whatever it takes really to achieve some satisfaction. I know the three of us have completely different approaches to our work so the show should be interesting.

The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm from 16 June to 28 June (closed on Sundays).

Images supplied by the artists

 

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