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Yew Tree Gallery


past show

4th September - 3rd November 2012   OPEN  Tues - Sat 10.30 - 5.00


West-country artist LAUREL KEELEY’s paintings and stoneware pots reflect her love of gardens through the different seasons;  her fascination with how different they can appear between leafy spring and stark winter. Minimal but assured brushstrokes and sensitive use of colour give her paintings a contemplative aspect.  Her pots in contrast intrigue with their descriptive incised marks and rich slips, conveying a sense of narrative - a walk through nature around the surface of each vessel.

Laurel Keeley

top:   Barns at Woodbury; study.  acrylic, charcoal on paper 82 x 57cm
bottom:    Garden at Hookway mixed media on canvas 97 x 39cm
Pots: left:  Garden 1 coil pot  72cm h  right:  Garden 11 coil pot     78cm h

Laurel Keeley

Coxmoor, Autumn  
mixed media on paper
81 x 46cm

Laurel Keeley

Winter Garden       
mixed media on paper
85 x 62cm

Laurel Keeley

Washing at Zennor   
acrylic on paper
36 x 60cm

Laurel Keeley

From the Café, Zennor 
acrylic on paper

24x36cm

 

Laurel Keeley

Tree on the Moor
acrylic on board  
35 x 25cm

Laurel Keeley

Stream at Hookway     
acrylic on board  
20 x 26cm

Laurel Keeley

Trees at Hookway  
acrylic on board  
20 x 25cm

Laurel Keeley

Garden Pond  
elliptical bowl
47cm diam

Laurel Keeley

Sea   
slab pot   
74cm h

Laurel Keeley

Coloured Garden   
coil pot   
78cm h
Laurel Keeley

Large gold Spiral bowl 56cm diam
   

Laurel Keeley

River  
rough-edge slab plate
35cm w

Laurel Keeley

Garden  
smooth-edge slab
34cm w

A nationally popular artist, TESSA NEWCOMB is attracted to the bizarre and unexpected in everyday life and in particular to the relationship of people with their allotments. Living in rural Suffolk is ‘magical territory’ she says  for observing the vagaries of life and individual concepts of ‘how to grow things’.  Most of all she delights in sharing their joy in the changing seasons, the sowing and planting through to harvesting - and the many idiosyncratic ways of keeping pests at bay!  A subtle multi-layering of the oil paint, thinly applied, gives an inner radiance to her paintings, an awareness of what she calls “spaces and silences”.

This exhibition launches her book ‘The Adorable Plot’ in which her paintings, drawings and pithy writing celebrate the endless care and dedication shown by most allotment holders, along with their rare freedom of spirit and joy in the natural cycles of growing.

Tessa Newcome

Tessa’s Allotment chest with Katrin Moye’s ceramics

   

TESSA NEWCOMB

Poppies persist  

TESSA NEWCOMB

Pet Geese  

TESSA NEWCOMB

Going to keep them in  

TESSA NEWCOMB

Dainty drinker  

TESSA NEWCOMB

Path around the flower bed  

TESSA NEWCOMB

His tulips  

TESSA NEWCOMB

Micky Button (Alliums)  

TESSA NEWCOMB

Homemaker  

TESSA NEWCOMB

Her place  

TESSA NEWCOMB

Sliding Shed  

TESSA NEWCOMB

Young plants  

TESSA NEWCOMB      TESSA NEWCOMB      

Going to see the allotment

A horse passed

Six Stems

Order and symmetry in the decoration of KATRIN MOYE’s ceramics may stem from a legacy of the folk-art of her German and Scandinavian forbears which influenced her as a child.  Nature is as important a source of inspiration to her as it is to Laurel and Tessa, but where they let its random wildness flow into their work, Katrin creates a formal pattern from leaves, plants, seeds and trees with which to decorate hers.  She uses paper-cut resists, trailing, sponging and brush painting to apply the slips and underglazes to her finely thrown white earthenware.  The originality and skill shown in her work earned her an Arts Council award last year and the ‘Best in Show’ distinction at this year’s Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey.

Katrin Moyle

Katrin’s ceramics & Tessa’s paintings

KATRIN MOYE

Arboretum platter  

KATRIN MOYE

Small tree bowls  

KATRIN MOYE

Topiary square dish             

KATRIN MOYE

Tree serving dish  

KATRIN MOYE

Fairisle tree jug & Bluebird jugs

KATRIN MOYE

Tiny hoops serving bowl  

KATRIN MOYE

Dandelions & hoops serving bowl

KATRIN MOYE

Large oval platter

KATRIN MOYE

Spring deer platter             

KATRIN MOYE

One tree platter  

DUIBHNE GOUGH has produced an enticing new collection of necklaces, bangles and earrings for this exhibition.  She sources rare and unusual semi-precious stones such as phosphosiderite, Peruvian pink opal, bezoar jasper, muscovite, Soochow jade.... interlinking them with silver or pearl beads.  Her pendants of beaten silver and gold add focus to other necklaces, often teamed with matching earrings.  She works the metals with a simple hammer in the time-honoured tradition of silversmiths and goldsmiths.  One of Duibhne’s great skills is the often unexpected but always appealing juxtaposition of colours and textures in the necklaces, giving each her personal signature.
Originally apprenticed to her father, Breon O’Casey, she has long since achieved recognition and success as a designer-jeweller in her own right.

Duibhne Gough

Silver star,18ct gold & semi-precious stones              

Duibhne Gough

Silver (petals), gold, semi-precious stones

Duibhne Gough

Tourmaline and silver necklace

(More images of Duibhne’s jewellery will be added here soon)

Jewellery by GUY ROYLE  and GINA COWEN is also on display in PASTORALE.

FOLLOWING the success of JOHN MALTBY’s exhibition ‘JUBILATION’ earlier this summer, he has completed a new collection of work which is currently on show here.
These are a few of the new sculptures ~ and more can be seen by request to gilly@yewtreegallery.com

John Maltby

Wise King with earrings       

John Maltby

Bird, fish and boat                       

John Maltby

Owl and tower     

John Maltby

Queen with earrings

John Maltby

Sleeping King and raven

John Maltby

Owl on high wall

John Maltby

Helm

John Maltby

Angel casket                 

John Maltby

Family on a horse

John Maltby

Bird-Queen on box                      

John Maltby

Bird and fish on box

John Maltby

Wise King           

John Maltby

Sentinel 1

John Maltby

‘Albert’ Swing-boat

This is just a selection of exhibits in the PASTORALE show ~ to whet the appetite and encourage a visit!  If that is not possible, more images can be sent via e-mail at gilly@yewtreegallery.com or calling 01736 786425.  Full biographies of each of the artists are also available.

Thank you, Gilly.

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