Saturday 12th November 2011 – 8th January 2012
We are delighted to launch Julian Bailey’s new hand-painted etchings, some of which he has hand coloured. Julian has printed all the etchings himself in small editions.
Gerry Dudgeon’s drawings of the Dorset landscape show a sensitive delight in the forms and contours of this exceptional countryside. Scoring the page and rubbing out his marks then drawing again, he creates a history to his drawings which speak of the history of man’s marks on the land.
Alex Lowery is showing a group of minutely observed drawings with new gouache paintings which have the hallmarks of his oil paintings in the sense of structure and design, the contrasting clear skies and man-made structures, the fresh usual colour combinations and clean uncluttered content.
Kate Lynch’s drawings show the Wassail celebration – traditional in southern England, Wassailing is the singing and dancing to the cider apple trees to wake them up and ensure a good crop for the following year. The drawings are in willow charcoal on paper and full of atmosphere and movement.
Fresh from her highly successful exhibition in London, Sladers Yard is proud to welcome back Vanessa Gardiner and her new collection of drawings and watercolours which focuses on the Aegean coast. In 2009 Vanessa was awarded the Prince of Wales Bursary for the Arts, enabling her to embark on a series of trips to Greece. It proved an immensely rewarding and productive time, enriching her work profoundly and resulting in a number of drawings and watercolours done on site.