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Past Exhibitions

Following the end of each exhibition, you can continue to see it for an extended period as a Past Exhibition.

Still Life - Alive (25/11/2017 to 15/12/2017)
Marcus Bolt's still life paintings extend the theme of "life" that Elna Cooke's "Life Drawing" has given us. And as he will say, the technical requirements - the drawing skills and abilities to get the proportions right - are hugely demanding. As such this exhibition of "still life" demonstrates that still life is truly ALIVE. In so doing Marcus explicitly emphasises throughout the exhibition this quality of existence and its embedded "livingness".

The Joys of Inclement Weather (10/02/2018 to 16/03/2018)
When a painter paints he or she does not always offer a picture to enliven the spirit or make you want to participate in their own expression. But Elfrida Schragen brings us exactly what she sees in "inclement" weather at a time of the northern hemisphere's year when that is what we might be experiencing, with what we might be empathising, or what those in the southern hemisphere might be yearning for. But there are other things that Elfrida sees in this type of weather.

The Land, the Sea and the all-covering Sky (06/01/2018 to 09/02/2018)
Paul Apps is an en plein air painter whose haunting and expansive landscapes extend to the sea and air to make real the title of this exhibition as inspired by Ovid. You really have to take a wide and deep breath in order to feel inside the qualities that Paul's paintings bring out.

The Sea - endless Might, Measure and Mood (17/03/2018 to 20/04/2018)
Seven continents, five oceans of the world. Together the oceans cover 70% of the world's surface, hugely outperforming the dry Earth's surface area. So it's time we gave this rather more recognition, and how better than through art? But somehow the world's coverage of artworks gives an impression of being more interested in the land than the sea. So we are very pleased to bring you a painter whose studies of the forms, the shapes and the different characteristics of the Sea are his fascination and our satisfaction.

Personnes et Lieux (26/05/2018 to 29/06/2018)
Armand Meffre was an artist born in Maubec (south east France), spending his first 25 years working on the land before moving to Paris where he was a successful actor in TV, cinema and on the stage. During all this time and for 60 years he was also a painter, filling his canvases with images of people he knew - other artists (including Picasso), actors and those from his own community. He later settled in the Yonne (North-West Burgundy) where his volume of work continued to expand. “People and Places” is a celebration of a life lived to the full, and with a legacy of 20th century French culture.

An Artist's Journey of Inspiration (21/04/2018 to 25/05/2018)
David Goad's artistic "journey" has been one of well over 50 years and has covered a wide range of themes, media, fashions and artistic styles. He has been influenced by all around him - technical, cultural, historical and his own imagination. This "Journey of Inspiration" is evidence of his using this experience and his 'open and enquiring mind' to give us his record of places across Europe that have captured his imagination.