10th September – 6th November 2011
Tim Nicholson – new and early paintings
Tim Nicholson grew up in on of Britain’s most eminent artistic families, grandson of William and nephews of Ben, surrounded by discussion of the ideas behind painting. During the war, John Craxton stayed with them in rural Dorset and painted constantly with Tim’s mother EQ. In the same cottage, Tim now lives with his wife Catherine and paints his playful vibrant pictures. A move out of London has unearthed some fabulous early and more recent work, never before shown which we are delighted to present now.
Andrew George – new paintings
Andrew George is a true naturalist. His subtle, pared down paintings impart the atmosphere of being in the wide remote places he paints, whether they are the Dorset cliffs, Scottish mountains, Cornish beaches or valleys near where he lives outside Bath. He works in egg tempera with delicacy and assurance, giving astonishing detail of trees and rocks in pictures of spare and fascinating composition.
Svend Bayer – new ceramics
Svend Bayer is an internationally acclaimed ceramicist. He was born in Uganda to Danish parents. In 1973 he married and travelled to potteries with big wood-fired kilns in Japan, South Korean and SE Asia. He set up his own pottery at Sheepwash near the North Devon Ball Clay mines and local sawmills. He has called himself ‘reckless’ for exposing his glazes to protracted wood firings, loving the startling colours and movement that can result.