Brian Sinfield Art Gallery
Andrew Hemingway works in pastel, producing images of remarkable precision and depth. He is probably one of the most important still life artists working in pastel today. Because of the intense concentration needed with this kind of work his output is small and consequently his paintings rare.
Born in Yorkshire, he attended the Barnsley School of Art and took a degree in Fine Art and the History of Art at Camberwell. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and his work can be found in private
collections, world wide including Italy, New York, Australia, South Africa, London, Hamburg, Japan and Holland.
This Gallery has represented Andrew Hemingway since 1990.
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Born in the far west of Cornwall, Iona Sanders grew up on the Cape, and its striking landscape has a strong and continuing presence in her work. While not wishing to project a 'Cornish' image, Sanders recognises the great heritage of the land she draws from and is extremely proud of, as she says, "it's within me".
Coming from an artistic background, Sanders has said she simply can't imagine not creating. She has developed her style organically while studying then raising a family, and through much dedication and artistic development, is now established in her practice, working between two studios.
She is highly responsive to her surroundings, selecting objects form her everyday environment and imbuing them with a quietly observed dignity and grace of form. The objects chosen speak about the artist's life as much as she conveys their reality to the viewer. Sanders establishes a minimal composition; a single cup is elevated to sole subject, its character defined, and its simplicity expanded. In the absence of extra subject matter, she is free to explore the intimate scene. Basic formal components like line and tone are fully realised and Sanders' use of colour-balancing muted tones with brilliant primaries is highly adept. There is a bold naivety to her paintings that shows a confidently developed style, and her work is saturated with a warm vibrancy even when a cool palette dominates. Rarely have such quiet pictorial scenes fizzed with energy.
Image illustrated: Hydrangea and Pears | oil on canvas | 120 x 120 cm
Ann Oram RSW and Georgia Cox feature in this stunning summer exhibition.
Ann Oram RSW
Ann embraces a variety of mediums - oil, watercolour, acrylic and ink, frequently combining all of these in her mixed media paintings to achieve the effect she wants. Unusually in her watercolour work she often embraces (usually unwanted) "blooms" - where watercolour back-runs when a wet wash is flooded into another - to create further effect, evident in 'Summer Flowers and Petals' illustrated in the exhibition.
Georgia uses the natural world as source and inspiration for her work. Using oil paint, she explores the sensual characteristics of flowers and plants, capturing their essence by enhancing their velvety, crêpe and pearlescent qualities. There is a melancholic beauty to her floraI work as its decay has a poignancy that fascinates her. Georgia experiments with harmonious, vibrant, combinations of colour as well as gold, copper and silver leaf for its opulent and shimmering effect, building up layers that she then scores, rubs away and re-paints into a textural palimpsest. She is inspired by the Dutch Flower Painters of the 17th century, Medieval illuminated manuscripts, Japanese antique screens and Tudor portraits for their rich qualities of colour, intricate detail and skilled craftsmanship.
Image illustrated: Ann Oram RSW | Field Edge, Blue Sky | acrylic | 30 x 40 cm