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Yew Tree Gallery


current show

11th April – 20th May 2017
Tues – Sat 10.30 – 5pm
PV Sunday 9th April 2 – 5pm by:

Fiona Millais

Reeds and Teasels   56 x 90cm    acrylic on canvas   £2,500

Fiona Millais

Millais paintings, MacCarthy pots, Brockbank sculpture at the Private View

FIONA MILLAIS’ paintings bring to life her response to the natural rhythms of the land and the way it is shaped by ourselves and our ancestors, leaving marks and echoes through time.  From her memories and daily walks, she creates layers of texture, tone and colour, often scraping off and repainting parts of the canvas so traces of the original imagery remain.  A Fine Art graduate of Newcastle University, Fiona comes from a family of distinguished artists.

Fiona Millais

Spring Fields    20 x 20cm
acrylic on panel     £350

Spring Stream 50 x 58cm
acrylic on canvas £1,250

Fiona Millais

Early March Peacock 76 x 76cm acrylic on canvas £2,250

Fiona Millais

Along the Coast Path  50 x 50cm
acrylic on board       £1,250

Evening Tide 25 x 25cm
acrylic on board £475

Fiona Millais

Shell Bay & Sea Pinks    76 x 90cm    acrylic on canvas    £2,950

Fiona Millais

The Wild Field 50 x 50cm
acrylic on board £1,250

Wild March Day 20 x 20cm
acrylic on panel £350

Fiona Millais

Mussels for Supper    66 x 72cm    acrylic on canvas     £2,000


Sadie Brockbank

‘Where Now?’     bronze resin ed. of 6      £4,450       SADIE BROCKBANK

SADIE BROCKBANK enjoys working in a variety of ‘messy’ materials to create her imaginative sculptures.  Her ‘Ark’ series are filled with a sense of yearning as birds and animals seem poised on the brink of adventure.  The bronzes and cloth sculptures too hint at some other-worldliness which draws us into her realm of fantasy.  Since her Fine Art degree at Falmouth School of Art, she has worked in a variety of disciplines and is an elected member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

SADIE BROCKBANK

Fragile Forest
paper pulp   48 x 38 x 19cm    £1080

Life Boat
paper pulp     27 x 16 x 10cm     £580

SADIE BROCKBANK

Dawn Antlers   
mixed media  
39 x 25 x 16cm  £700

Winter Dog
mixed media   
26 x 20 x 9cm  £650 
   

Scout
mixed media
15 x 16 x 9cm £350

SADIE BROCKBANK

Tree Spiral   mixed media   47 x 42 x 37cm    £750


ANDREW WADDINGTON’s new watercolours focus on his love of birds in their natural habitats ~ his light touch catching moments of transience in nature.  The gentle landscape around his home in North East Cornwall with its sheep, hares and songbirds, plays upon Andrew’s imagination and often results in floating elements around the stillness of an archetypal image in his painting.  A professional painter of many years’ standing, he is a Fine Art graduate of Falmouth School of Art.

Andrew Waddington

Last Summer’s Flowers £395
30 x 25cm w/colour on hand-made paper

Sardinian Warblers £395
25 x 30cm w/colour on hand-made paper

Andrew Waddington

Spring Woods £495 29 x 35cm w/colour on hand-made paper

Andrew Waddington

English Farm    £495    31 x 40cm    w/colour on hand-made paper

ANDREW WADDINGTON

AW9 Penwith Farm watercolour 51 x 64cm

ANDREW WADDINGTON

AW11 Lezant acrylic on canvas 80 x 80cm

AW10 ‘Everything she Brings we Sing’
acrylic on canvas 80 x 70cm

ANDREW WADDINGTON

AW4 ‘Singing Banks’ watercolour 47 x 59cm

AW5 ‘Spring Messengers’ watercolour 47 x 59cm

ANDREW WADDINGTON

AW7 ‘Evening Honey Buzzard’ acrylic on canvas  45 x 45cm


SOPHIE MacCARTHY’s bold coloured slip decoration against the dark background of her pots shows her imagery in striking relief – as well as drawing attention to the beautifully thrown shapes themselves.  The juxtaposition of nature with the urban environment in which she now lives is a particular source of inspiration.  Sophie’s many solo shows reflect the popularity of her work, most recently exhibited at Ceramic Art London.

SOPHIE MacCARTHY

Two Jugs – leaf patterns

SOPHIE MacCARTHY

SM2 Large dish – Green Leaves & Red Shapes 41cm diameter

SM6 Deep bowl – Olives & Leaves
26.5 d x 9cm high

SOPHIE MacCARTHY

SM5, 4 Oil Jar and Tall Jug

SM10 Large bowl – Coloured Leaves 31cm d x 8cm high

SOPHIE MacCARTHY

SM1 Lemon Sole Platter and Lemons 54 x 38cm


Working in mixed media on paper and fabric, HELYNE JENNINGS combines many techniques and materials, including gold and silver leaf with embroidery and painting.  She creates semi-abstract images ranging in scale from miniatures to altar cloths and vast panels for Ocean Liners.  Her ingenious use of block-printing, modelling and painting on gesso extends to a collection of laminated paper brooches and earrings too.  Helyne graduated from the Royal College of Art with an M.A. in Fine Art Textiles.

HELYNE JENNINGS

Following the Sun
21.5 x 9.5cm mixed media, gold leaf & thread

Growing Together 20 x 15cm
mixed media, gold leaf & thread

Helene Jennings

Other Side of the Fence 19 x 15cm
mixed media, gold leaf & thread

‘Full Bloom’ 17.5 x 9cm
mixed media, gold leaf & thread

Helene Jennings

Dance  24 x 12cm mixed media, gold leaf & thread


JANE ROBBINS’ career in paper collage stems from a life-long interest in flat pattern, patchwork and objets trouvés. Her imagery tends to follow the seasons.  Scraps cut from newspapers, magazines, packaging are transformed into leaves, birds’ wings, petals…an endless mutation! The resulting ephemeral collage is photographed at a very high resolution by a Fine Art Giclée Printer to give an enduring life.  Jane graduated in Printmaking and Graphic Design at Hornsey College of Art.

JANE ROBBINS

Spring Bird   £155   36 x 36 cm

Grass Bird   £165   40 x 31cm

JANE ROBBINS

Wild Things   £160   33 x 42cm

JANE ROBBINS

Flower Pots   £160   33 x 42cm

Pot Shelves    £160    33 x 42cm

JANE ROBBINS

Greenery    £155    36 x 36cm


Necklaces and earrings in soft rainbow shades are among this collection of jewellery by DUIBHNE GOUGH, which also includes rings, bangles and silver chains.  Intriguingly exotic stones ~ Soochow jade, bezoar jasper, muscovite, phosphosiderite~ are among the many different ones she sources.  With a trained aesthetic eye, nurtured by her apprenticeship to her father Breon O’Casey, she juxtaposes them with silver to create jewellery of beauty and sophistication.

DUIBHNE GOUGH

N3-N2-N4 necklaces - £320 each semi-precious stones & silver

DUIBHNE GOUGH

N1-E1 Green necklace £320
and Gaspeite earrings £80

N3-E5 Pinks necklace   £320
Pink Peruvian opal earrings £80

DUIBHNE GOUGH

Hand-beaten   Silver chain    £230

DUIBHNE GOUGH

N5 Purple stones, silver necklace   £320

N8 Lapis & blue stones necklace   £320

More pics and details to follow


JUDITH ROWE, who first learnt her craft at Winchcombe Pottery under the aegis of Ray Finch, makes earthenware pots for the kitchen, decorating the slipware with finely drawn, long-legged birds or roadside plants.  Her palette of blue and green is both refreshing and reminiscent of the sea, which borders her Hastings home.  Judith is a graduate of West Surrey College of Art and Design and worked initially with Rupert Spira at his celebrated Froyle Pottery before launching out on her own.

JUdith Rowe

Judith Rowe pots with Jane Robbins collages

JUDITH ROWE

Beaker mugs & straight mug

Blue rimmed Tea plate

JUDITH ROWE

Selection of Judith’s pottery


No Yew Tree exhibition would be complete without a new collection of JOHN MALTBY’s remarkable stoneware sculpture!  He continues to delight and surprise us with his endless interpretations of familiar themes and archetypal ‘characters’.  Adept at transforming clay to appear like bronze or wood by his skilled manipulation of oxides and glazes, his decorative sgraffito marks are those of a true artist-craftsman.

JOHN MALTBY

jm8   Large Bird, sgraffito Head   48 x 18cm    £400

JOHN MALTBY

jm10   Wise Prince
30 x 9cm   £270

jm5   King with Sgraffito Beard
44 x 13cm   £350

JOHN MALTBY

jm14   Two Guardians
32 x 14cm   £320

jm16    Weary Angel
31 x 13cm   £280

JOHN MALTBY

jm11    Man, Bird, Fish    38 x 14cm    £300

JOHN MALTBY

jm2 & 3    Cat boxes
12 x 6cm   £75

jm4   Pale Lady box
16 x 6cm    £110

JOHN MALTBY

jm1    Lovers on a casket    11 x 17cm    £300


Late arrivals to PASTURES NEW – magnificent lustrous ceramics by SUTTON TAYLOR!

SUTTON TAYLOR

ST4 Burnished Golden bowl
29cm diameter

side view

SUTTON TAYLOR

ST6 Deep orange & blue bowl 23cm d x 12cm high

SUTTON TAYLOR

ST5 Globe vase – Dawn shades
26cm d x 18cm high

ST3 Fluted bowl
12cm d x 12cm high


Complementing these main collections in ‘Pastures New’, also on display are knitted silk and cashmere scarves by ALISON DUPERNEX;  gleaming seaglass and silver rings, earrings and necklaces by GINA COWEN;  a cabinet full of stunning necklaces by RITA SERES ~ the fruits of her recent months in India, and several browsers full of original prints by MARK HEARLD, BREON O’CASEY, ANGIE LEWINEMILY SUTTONANGELA HARDINGROBERT GREENHALF and more.

Teas and coffees, with home-made biscuits (and occasional cakes!) will be available for gallery visitors in the converted Potting Shed.

You are invited to wander through the gardens where MIKE SAVAGE’s stainless steel and copper fish flow through the plants, and to visit the organic potager where herbs and vegetables will be available to buy, as well as eggs with rich yellow yolks from our free-range hens.

If you wish to buy any of the exhibits but cannot visit the gallery, do email Gilly on gilly@yewtreegallery.com (01736 786425).  Purchases can be sent securely anywhere in the country or abroad.

We hope this opening exhibition of the season will give much pleasure!    Gilly

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