Recent paintings by Julian Bailey, Martyn Brewster, Vanessa Gardiner, Anthony Garratt, Frances Hatch and Alex Lowery with sculpture by Clare Trenchard and woodcarvings by David West
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Vanessa Gardiner’s new work can be seen below and is available to reserve or buy now. All Vanessa’s paintings are presented framed and are painted in acrylic on board or plywood. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01308 459511 to enquire about any of Vanessa Gardiner’s work.
‘Distinct landscapes around the Cornish coast have been long-standing sources of inspiration for my own work. Such places as Pentargon, Beeny, Trevalga and Godrevy; and at Boscastle, where the natural crook of the harbour is almost enclosed by the architectural forms of the dark slate cliffs and inlets of deep turquoise sea. All are beautiful, dramatically contorted coastlines, each shaped and weathered in common by the Atlantic Ocean.’ Vanessa Gardiner
Vanessa Gardiner paints in a dynamic geometric style enlivened with lyrical curving lines of hills and pathways. Her colours may be opaque and crisp or more translucent and weathered, scoured and scored, washed back and reapplied, to give surfaces like those of a pebble on the beach. Seductive in colour, texture and composition, these paintings are deepened and intensified by memory. They explore what is known and felt when experiencing the raw beauty of the place. Vanessa always stays true to the landscape as she sees it. Typical of her respectful attitude to the natural world, this discipline keeps her work fresh and vital.
Vanessa Gardiner is a well-established painter who has been working as a professional artist for many years. She was born in 1960 in Oxford where her father was a tutor of philosophy at Magdalen College. She did her Foundation year at Oxford Polytechnic going on to study Fine Art at the Central School of Art and Design in London. After six major solo shows at the Hart Gallery in London, she had her first solo show at the Thackeray Gallery in 2015. At Sladers Yard, she had solo shows 2008, 2012 and 2016 and two two-man shows in 2019.
Her work is in private collections around the world and in public collections including Exeter Hospital, Bournemouth University Collection, Carlow Collection Ireland, the Archive of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Co. Mayo, Cowley Manor, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Fidelity International, New Hall Cambridge, Magdalen College Oxford, the British Academy London and the British School in Athens. She lives in Charmouth, Dorset, with the painter Alex Lowery. They have a daughter, Jessie.
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