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‘Chasing the Light’ a Christmas Exhibtion 6th – 20th December 2014

Dear art lovers, with alarming speed the Christmas period is approaching and with it our Christmas show. We are very excited about this exhibition as it offers some truly great work by some hugely gifted painters, with, as the title suggests, emphasis on the dramatic light that shifting clouds, a dipping sun or an approaching storm offer up.

With around 20 new works from Ray Balkwill SWAc who will be in attendance to sign copies of his new publication ‘Travelling Light’, the show is his biggest gallery exhibition in a very long while. The show takes one on a lengthy journey, from his beloved Exe Estuary to the Lake District, Brittany, Ireland as well as throughout Cornwall. As an artist he immerses himself in his surroundings, absorbing the landscape in his quest to capture the light. As one critic put it “Ray Balkwill is known as a mixed media artist and he works like a conductor bringing in the various parts of the orchestra to provide tone, shade and colour.”

The exhibition also features five new oils from acclaimed marine artist James Brereton who is achieving huge success in London as well as in his native north of England. Also working in oil is Whitsand based acclaimed painter Richard Barry whose Impressionistic portrayal of Tregantle and the power of the ocean are unique in their observation.

Dorset based pastellist Keith Stott has also produced some moody, expansive landscapes of Dartmoor and his beloved Dales. Totnes based watercolourist David Norman has been busy in Venice and Ivybridge legend Rob Dudley has captured the glistening coastline from Exmouth to Mothecombe. And of course we have new drawings from that madcap genius Valerie Davide and 3 important new works from world class Mark Demsteader.

Raay Balkwill - Sun and Shade Kenmare
Mark Demsteader - Study for Garland
Richard Barry - A Splash at Talland Bay




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In a bid to satisfy international interest in Valerie Davide’s work we have established an online shop www.maycontainmutts.com

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