Mark Preston Solo Exhibition
Mark Preston has successfully exhibited his work at Red Rag Gallery for many years and after an outstanding response to the last two exhibitions in 2015 and 2017 we are delighted to host his third solo exhibition. He has always drawn inspiration from the landscape around him and the varied subjects in this exhibition capture nature in all its colourful diversity and seasonal moods. Mark enjoys returning to familiar locations in Derbyshire, Cornwall and the Lake District, knowing that through observation he will come across something new, be it a light effect, weather conditions or simply the changing flora. Mark has been known to remain out of doors at his easel from dawn until dusk working directly from nature whatever the weather. It is this dedicated and sustained approach to painting in the open air that gives his work authenticity and has rewarded him with paintings that are both detailed and atmospheric. As Mark says â€œFor me experiencing the landscape and weather directly is essential to attempt to capture them in paint; I just need to be there to respond to the situation and the spirit of the landscape.â€? April 2019.
Cover Image - Clear November Afternoon, Blea Tarn (detail) - 18 x 24 inches
Mark Preston Solo Exhibition 11 - 26 May 2019
All work is acrylic on canvas, and is for sale on receipt of this brochure Open every day from 10 am.
Evening Primroses, Sennen Cove 8 x 10 inches May Flowers, Treen Cliff 16 x 20 inches
Cornish Elms and Red Campion, Gurnardâ€™s Head 20 x 20 inches
Passing Shower, Bonsall Moor 8 x 10 inches May Afternoon, Porthmeor Point 16 x 16 inches
Viperâ€™s Bugloss and Corn Marigolds, Boscregan 14 x 16 inches
Cornish Seedheads 10 x 10 inches
April Gorse, Alport Height 12 x 16 inches
Calm November Afternoon, Ashleyhay 12 x 14 inches
Late September Afternoon, Alport Height 24 x 24 inches 9.
Sunlit Fuchsia, towards Newlyn 8 x 10 inches
Sunlit Hawthorn, Pilsbury 18 x 20 inches
August Afternoon, Froggatt Edge 24 x 24 inches 12.
Evening Light, Froggatt Edge 12 x 12 inches
Sunlit Lane 10 x 10 inches
Early Autumn Sunlight, Folywell Lane 30 x 30 inches
Bluebells and Rhododendrons, Bramley Wood 20 x 20 inches
Buttercups, Clover and Mayblossom, Ashleyhay 24 x 24 inches 16.
Gorse and Bluebells, Ashleyhay 12 x 10 inches
Sunlit Bluebells 10 x 10 inches
Sunlit Oak and Bilberry, Baslow Edge 18 x 20 inches
Autumn Morning, Millerâ€™s Dale 24 x 24 inches 19.
Golden Reflections, Millerâ€™s Dale 16 x 16 inches
Calm Reflections, Blea Tarn 12 x 16 inches Dusk, Slaterâ€™s Cottage, Little Langdale 16 x 14 inches
Heather and Silver Birches, Froggatt Edge 30 x 30 inches 22.
Windswept Silver Birches, Froggatt Edge 8 x 10 inches
November Sunlight, Fell Foot Farm, Lake District 18 x 20 inches
Hints of Light through the Rain, Langdale Fells 10 x 14 inches
Late Afternoon Light, Derwent Edge 10 x 14 inches
Hawthorn Blossom, White Edge Moor 30 x 30 inches 25.
Sunlit Snowdrifts, Johnsonâ€™s Knoll 12 x 20 inches
Winterâ€™s Morning, Brailsford 16 x 16 inches
Summer Flowers, Sennen Cove 18 x 24 inches
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