Acrylic on fabriano paper paintings by Matt Wilde,
£350. Framed 90x70cm
2012 has seen the arrival of exciting new artists from 'up country' at Gallery on the Square.
Matt Wilde, a fine art graduate from Liverpool John Moores, has had several successful exhibitions in the Northwest. Many of his works are urban scenes, in which the immediateness of his style reflects the fast pace of life in the city. His new works in the Gallery convey a much slower, relaxed image of life on the Cornish seashore.
David Beatson, from Sheffield, builds up thick layers of oil paint, creating a free flowing smooth texture which captures the fleeting effects of light and movement in the sea and sky, resulting in semi-abstract expressions. Following the success of his stunning raku ceramic boats, the Gallery is now happy to stock Peter Levy's intriguing multi-media paintings in vibrant hues.
Local artist, Gill Smith, - the fish lady- , creates mixed media designs with paper, fabric, magazines, butterfly wings, watch workings, leaves, etc., giving them new meanings in forms of fish on board.
New ceramicists include Harriet Cecile Caslin, a graduate of Falmouth, who produces Cecile Sea Ceramics in her converted boathouse studio. These are based on her native Mersea Island, inspired by shoals of fish, an abundance of oysters and a love of island living.
Plus the established range of talent, - Heather Bray, Barry Bray, Paul Bennett, John Paul Cooke, new enamel standing forms from Janine Partington, new enamel tiles and hangings from Lewis Banks to compliment his ever popular hanging fish, and so much more..........