Marion Graeber and Carol Seeley feature in the Bond Store while Ren Douglas’s intricately detailed watercolours beautifully compliments the printmaking and paintings of Cynthia Dix and Liz Royce in the ArtGeo Gallery. These are topped off by the collection of tree based images from June Anderson.
Carol is an abstract artist and her processes are intuitive; she does not work from photographs or reference shots but from memories and emotions. The results are often surprising, hinting at a landscape, a walk, a view, a find, a sentiment or contemporary social issue that impacts her art. COVID-19 has featured heavily in recent reflections. Expressive and gestural, using acrylic, oils and water colour, Carol’s art features mark making, bright colours, experiments with different mediums and textures, with visible brush marks or with no brushes involved.
Marion is inspired by the intense colours of this land, the trees and most of all the ocean. Painting is meditation for Marion where she can recharge her batteries in order to keep up with the demanding job as a nurse. She thoroughly enjoys going out into nature and then transfer her inspirations onto a canvas.
Watercolour paint is a medium that allows Ren to play with intense colour while capturing light; it has a life of its own. The colour literally floats in water while the light shines through from the paper. She loves the drama of vivid tones living next to bright light, the depth of colours and the endless details that go beyond representational. Her hope is that viewers will be enticed into each painting and each story of colour and light.
Printmaking work is a major focus for Liz, with examples of linocut, collograph, etching and aquatint. A fascination with landscape and particularly tree scapes, many a product of her Arctic travels, feature in this body of work. In these Liz explores a longtime fascination with the layers innate in landscape.
Moving to the South West eight years ago literally changed Cynthia's life. Being surrounded by the flora and fauna of the special region she cannot help to be inspired. Her work tends to be traditional in style, she is particularly inspired by the formal paintings of the Dutch golden age.
Trees and open spaces capture June's paint brush and the picture evolves. With less preoccupation of what the brush is doing, the better she likes the result.
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Artwork Credit, Living Stones (detail), Ren Douglas, watercolour 2018