Looking North – Revealed Landscapes of the North West 7th May – 21st May 2014 Matthew Bourne, John Eastwood, Sandra Orme and Louise Jannetta
â€œLooking North - Revealed Landscapes of the North Westâ€? is an exciting group exhibition bringing together four very distinct artists whose styles are very different yet whose work compliments each other beautifully. The exhibition, the first show of 2014 at Contemporary Six - The Gallery, features new and original work by talented artists Matthew Bourne, John Eastwood, Sandra Orme and Louise Jannetta. Northern landscapes are often depicted as industrial scenes, yet these artists have been inspired by the natural beauty the North West has to offer. Looking North Revealed Landscapes of the North West not only showcases the talent of this group of artists but also reveals the stunning scenery that is on our doorstep. Featuring over 30 new original paintings, mixed media pieces, charcoal drawings as well as limited edition photographic prints, the exhibition captures the dramatic, atmospheric, bold and timeless landscapes which inspire these artists. This catalogue is a taster of some of the beautiful pieces that are on display and an insight into the thoughts and inspirations of the artists. I hope you enjoy the exhibition. Alex Reuben Owner, Contemporary Six - The Gallery
“My work is derived from and inspired by sight, sound and emotion from the real world and my belief that painting is a timeless, emotive and transcendental means of expression. I believe the process of painting is integral to its content and the quality of foremost importance.” “I aim to set up a tension in my paintings between spontaneity and risk and a more measured controlled approach. Within this approach I strive to create paintings that have the right balance in mood, light, texture, brushwork, placement, incident and structure.” “I hope my painting will keep evolving. Exactly where it is hard to say because so much comes from within the painting.” Matthew Bourne studied for his degree at Wolverhampton Polytechnic before completing his MA at The School of Art, Institute of Chicago. He is represented nationally in many established galleries.
Winding River, Mountain Mist Oil on Canvas 40cm x 40cm ÂŁ325
Heavy Ground, Rocky Outcrop Oil on Canvas 25cm x 30cm £180
Into the Cove, Breaking Waves Oil on Canvas 25cm x 30cm £180
John Eastwood is a fine art landscape photographer from Stockport who specialises in revealed images from the landscapes of the North West – the natural images and scenes we chance upon in our everyday lives that evoke a sense of place and story. John is the official photographer of All Saints’ Church, Daresbury, Cheshire and he exhibits widely across the region in galleries, commercial exhibitions and county/country shows. His work has been published by the National Trust, featured in Cheshire Life magazine and reproduced in a variety of books and periodicals. His limited edition fine art prints are widely collected. “My photographic techniques are traditional, often painstaking and entirely dependent on the available light and the actuality of the landscape. I’ve never wanted to ‘reenchant the land’ by digital or technical means, I’d much rather the image remained absolutely as I found it. That means reading and understanding the light around you and working with it rather than against it. It also involves a lot of patience, a lot of mud, mist, wind and rain and often very long exposure times. If I had to spend hours retouching areas of the picture I would feel that I had failed in what I set out to achieve.”
Kinder Slopes Limited Edition Photographic Print Edition of 25 55cm x 41cm Aluminium Frame £320
The Dark Peak – Kinder Scout Limited Edition Photographic Print Edition of 25 55cm x 41cm Aluminium Frame £320
The Pure Morning Limited Edition Photographic Print Edition of 25 55cm x 41cm Aluminium Frame ÂŁ320
Sandra Orme “My studio is in the heart of the Peak District with views of the moors of the Dark Peak to a distant Kinder Scout. A keen walker, I am inspired by seasonal colours, ever-changing light, weather and the atmosphere of not only this landscape but also the striking coastlines of the United Kingdom. I am drawn to the enduring aspects of these dramatic sites. In my studio I use sketches and photographs and most importantly, my memories of being there, to recreate a sense of time and place.” Award winning artist Sandra Orme creates vivid pictures that not only reflect the intense hues and tones of wild open spaces, but also evoke a strong sense of time and place. Carefully applied layers of pastel on specialist paper are gradually built up to dramatic yet subtle effect. Charcoal and conte are brushed with water – then worked over when drying to create sweeping brushwork combined with textural details.
As Evening Falls II Pastel 65cm x 45cm ÂŁ695
Pathways – Windswept Peaks Charcoal 40cm x 40cm £495
Pathways – The Way Back Charcoal 40cm x 40cm £495
Louise Jannetta Louise is a skilled and versatile artist who relishes the discovery of a new technique or idea. Her work expresses an explorative attitude, artistic curiosity and diversity. She exhibits mixed media, oils, watercolours, etchings and collagraphs, demonstrating her desire to experiment and build on her artistic experiences. Louise is currently working on a series of paintings depicting trees and woodlands inspired by the landscape around her studio in Buxton in Derbyshire. She is concentrating on the patterns and textures playing with light, both within and across it. Louise achieves an almost hypnotic invitation to the mysteries and beauty of a forest, drawing the viewer into the depths of the painting with a sensitive use of atmosphere and light.
Sitting by the Stream Textured Oil Painting on Canvas 50cm x 100cm ÂŁ2,500
Colour through the Woods Original Collagraph Plate 38cm x 56cm ÂŁ1050
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Exhibition Catalogue for "Looking North - Revealed Landscapes of the North West" at Contemporary Six. 7th May - 21st May 2014