Nine Simultaneous Exhibitions of Painting, Craft & Photography
Open 12 – 5 pm daily,
1st July – 31st August
Children, Students, Unwaged:
Annette lives in Cornwall and has exhibited widely across the UK. Her colourful jewellery and masks are often seen in Covent Garden’s vibrant Apple Market. Her distinctive works, based on leaf designs, are hand-made using the finest leather, hand-coloured in a complex range of vivid tones.
Nancy is an American who has spent most of her life living in London pursuing a highly successful career in advertising. Despite her commercial success, having originally graduated from Chelsea School of Art, she has retained a fine art approach to image-making. However, to create the surreal world she photographs she has had to learn many skills from welding to dress-making and has become a great “all-rounder” with a sharp eye for visual paradox.
Wojtek was born in Krakow, Poland and after studying in the Department of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts went on to become a successful freelance fabric artist participating in many prestigious exhibitions both in Poland, other European countries and in the USA.
Ian is a Wick man now living in New York. His complex paintings are grounded in the 20th century surrealist tradition and present, in meticulous detail, realities in illogical situations. Objects, people or scenarios portrayed are based on everyday impressions from his travels in Europe and the UK. In his studio these fragments are then pieced together like a jigsaw to reach a personal conclusion.
Helen Moore is a Yorkshire-born artist now living in Castletown, Caithness. Her new work, inspired by the dramatic light and changeable weather of northern landscape, contrasts with her earlier urban images based on architectural and industrial imagery.
Sonja was born in Germany but moved to Cornwall at the age of twenty-five where the beautiful landscapes and ever-changing weather conditions provided a perfect setting for her love of visual art, especially photography. She has now moved to Thurso, Caithness and is beginning to produce photographs of the north.
Tom, originally a Londoner, is also a newcomer to the area and works both in collaboration with his partner Sonja and independently. Whether working from one of Sonja’s photographs or directly from nature his paintings have a fluency and expressive quality which give them a distinctive originality.
Susanne was born in Switzerland but has lived in Caithness for many years while teaching languages. From her home in Gillock she enjoys an excellent view of a still-unspoilt Caithness landscape beautifully captured in these evocative moments of sunsets and snowy mornings.
Debbie grew up in Lochaber and is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art. Her work is mainly mixed-media/textile-based. She uses a combination of collage, with paper, textiles, found objects, paint, metal and stitch (both hand and machine) to create image and texture, the final works being highly attractive and colourful.