We have new work coming into baxters all year round but twice a year we empty the gallery space and devote it to a completely new show for 3 weeks. These shows coincide with Dartmouth Galleries weeks when most of the galleries in Dartmouth have a private view on the same night. It's a great time to visit and both the selection of art available and the atmosphere are fantastic.
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This mixed exhibition was planned when it wouldn’t stop raining and there was recessionary doom and gloom on the news. I always like to have uplifting work in the gallery but this exhibition will hopefully make you feel good and put a smile on your face. Buy a bit of happiness or just come in and soak up the atmosphere.
There are 3 painters in the show:-
Janet Bell has her own gallery in North Wales now and has painted that area for the last few years. We are thrilled to have a new collection of beautifully coloured Devon views for the show and can’t wait to hang her original paintings here again.
Penny Timmis has become a gallery favourite over the last few years with her free-flowing cockerel paintings. We will have a selection of these plus some wonderful and colourful floral pieces.
Mary Sumner is a Devon artist and is showing here for the first time. Her work captures the English countryside with fresh fluidity and intensely beautiful colours. Gardens, birds, farming, landscape and wildlife are all re-occurring themes.
Also showing work for the wall is Jane Reeves whose fused and painted glass techniques are constantly developing. Jane’s fused glass pictures are inspired by frequent visits to the south west of England. The resulting scenes vary from the naïve to the innovative but all are in beautiful colours. She has been one of our most popular artists since Baxters opened.
Kirsty Elson spends her days combing the beaches where she lives in Cornwall for wood and any objects she can re-use in her driftwood sculptures. The resulting cottages, lighthouses and harbour scenes have become increasingly collectable and she has an incredible social media following.
Also working in wood but in a very different way is Jeff Soan. His award winning “Wobbly Wood” creations are articulating wooden creatures which he has been creating since 1987. The technique produces remarkably sinuous and lifelike movement. Expect to see marine creatures and maybe some rocking chickens!
More 3d work is on show from Tone von Krogh whose contemporary domestic ceramics come in stunning turquoises, blue and white. All the work is hand thrown on a potter's wheel, then manipulated to non circular shapes with bumps and dimples added. This gives it a fantastic tactile appeal.
I saw Mirjana Smith who, like Kirsty, re-uses found objects at the “New Designer’s One Year On” show in 2012. Her quirky, original and witty assemblage art is constructed from second-hand and discarded utilitarian objects. I was instantly drawn to the resulting playful teapot and coffeepot shapes.
Images will be added to the website from a month before the show as they become available.
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