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‘BIRDS OF A FEATHER’  31st May - 29th July 2011

ROBERT GREENHALF, both painter and printmaker, is equally at ease working in watercolour, oils, drypoint etching and woodcut.   Well-known as a wildlife artist for over 40 years, he has done much to bring to public attention the many species of birds perilously close to extinction.  Apart from this role (as a member of Artists for Nature Foundation), he spends much of his time painting ‘en plein air’ the sea and marsh birds of Britain and abroad.

A few of his oils and watercolours on display are pictured here. 
Others will be available via e-mail.


Robert Greenhalf

Shelduck Pair  Robert Greenhalf

oil

Robert Greenhalf

Turnstones Robert Greenhalf

oil

Robert Greenhalf

Redshanks &  Oystercatchers Robert Greenhalf

oil

Robert Greenhalf

New arrivals  Robert Greenhalf

oil

Robert Greenhalf

Terns Robert Greenhalf

watercolour

Robert Greenhalf

Shelduck, Lapwing, Avocet Robert Greenhalf

watecolour

ANDREW WADDINGTON has recently spent time on the moors and marshlands of Scotland.  He brings to waders, song birds and ptarmigans his inimitable abstract/figurative interpretations in paint and pastel.  (See Spring Song web pages for other images).

Andrew Waddington

Pibroch Andrew Waddington
  
mixed media

Andrew Waddington

Where the Stars come down Andrew Waddington
 
mixed media

Andrew Waddington

Ptarmigan Andrew Waddington
  
mixed media

Andrew Waddington

Visitor to a small shrine  Andrew Waddington
 
mixed media

As a stained glass artist, ROBINA JACK’s work has been exhibited and collected for many years - and four new panels adorn the gallery windows in this exhibition.  The last few years have seen a change in direction, however, and now her decorated ceramic bowls and platters have become equally popular.  Pattern and wildlife combine in glorious colour in this new collection.

Robina Jack

Large Ship Bowl   Robina Jack
42cm

Robina Jack

Chicken under Tree Robina Jack

glass

Robina Jack

Constellation Robina Jack

glass

Robina Jack

White Bird plate   Robina Jack
34cm

Robina Jack

Flying Birds plate  Robina Jack
39cm

Robina Jack

Cheetah plate  Robina Jack
39cm

Robina Jack

Tiger plate Robina Jack
34cm

Robina Jack

Pigeon dish    Robina Jack
33 x 27cm    

Robina Jack

Polar Bear bowl     Robina Jack
30x10cm

Robina Jack

Yacht Jug    Robina Jack
24cm

Robina Jack

Flower Jug  Robina Jack
22cm

SAM TAPLIN inevitably absorbed much of his father GUY’S vision and woodcarving skills in his formative years, though his own work is distinctly different, both in stylisation and decoration.  A keen fisherman from a young age, Sam specialises a little more in carved, painted fish - though several birds are included in this collection too.   Old scaffolding planks are his raw material which he transforms into a finish reminiscent of weathered, sea-bitten wood.  His colour is joyous and dramatic!

Sam Taplin

Mackerel Sam Taplin

wood

Sam Taplin

Kingfisher Sam Taplin

wood

Sam Taplin

Zebra Fish  Sam Taplin

wood

Sam Taplin

Stripey Fish Sam Taplin

wood

Sam Taplin

Knot Sam Taplin

wood

Sam Taplin

Sandpiper Sam Taplin

wood

Both painter and printmaker, ANGELA HARDING often depicts the rural landscape seen through her studio window as backdrop to her bird imagery.  Her stylised treatment of flora and fauna is reminiscent of the mid-20th century artist-designers she admires - Eric Ravilious, David Jones and others.  Her paintings are acrylic on canvas and most of the prints are a combination of lino-cut with silkcreen.

Angela Harding

Summer Blackbirds    Angela Harding

acrylic

Angela Harding

Redpolls  Angela Harding

acrylic

Angela Harding

Stonechat and Hills    Angela Harding

acrylic

Angela Harding

Stripey Mug Angela Harding

acrylic

Angela Harding

Blackbirds & Berries      Angela Harding

lino

Angela Harding

Early Nesters     Angela Harding

litho

Angela Harding

Orkney Linnet      Angela Harding

lino

Angela Harding

Summer Plovers    Angela Harding

lino

An M.A. in Ceramic Design at Central St Martin’s led JACQUELINE LEIGHTON BOYCE back to her home environment of Exmoor in 2003 to develop her skills as a ceramic artist and illustrator.  Her pots are hand-built and her narrative imagery is created through layers of slips, underglazes, glazes and finally, lustres.  The natural history of her surroundings offers a rich source of inspiration for each piece of her original work.

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce

Robin eyes Raven’s nest 

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce


Jacqueline Leighton Boyce

Robin (back)

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce


Jacqueline Leighton Boyce

Kestrel hovered

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce


Jacqueline Leighton Boyce

Kestrel (back)

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce


Jacqueline Leighton Boyce

Blue-tit in Blossom

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce


Jacqueline Leighton Boyce

Snipe

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce


Jacqueline Leighton Boyce

Swifts above Red Deer      

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce


Jacqueline Leighton Boyce

A Kestrel swooped

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce


JUDITH ROWE’s glazed earthenware pottery is essentially for use, sitting as happily on a kitchen shelf or dining table.  A very intuitive potter, despite formal training at Farnham College of Art, her love of pots derives from the influence of Cardew and the Winchcombe potters who were neighbours during her childhood. Her keen observation of nature brings delightful images of birds and plants into the decoration of her work.

Judith Rowe

Bowl of Wonders Judith Rowe
20x28cm           

Judith Rowe

Birdhead bowl  Judith Rowe
20x25cm

Judith Rowe

Marsh Stripes Bowl Judith Rowe
  15x32cm

Judith Rowe

Marsh Stripes Plate Judith Rowe
32cm

Judith Rowe

Shelves of pots Judith Rowe
 

Judith Rowe

Green Bird Vase Judith Rowe
33cm

FURSE SWANN’s clay farmyard fowl and sea birds are virtually life-size and illustrate his love of pattern and detail - as well as capturing the essential nature of these creatures.  Working from a studio in Dorset, he is an enthusiastic naturalist and his clay work spans a broad range of wild animals and birds.  Most are made as pairs, though can be sold singly.

Furse Swann

Chough Furse Swann
 

 

Furse Swann

Ancona Cock & Hen            Furse Swann
 

Furse Swann

Maran Hen Furse Swann
 

Furse Swann

Dorking cockerel Furse Swann
 

The beauty of unusual coloured semi-precious stones attracts DUIBHNE GOUGH’s eye and guides her impeccable sense of design in creating necklaces and earrings.  Most are combined with silver and 18ct gold which she works in the time-honoured fashion with a simple jeweller’s hammer.  Duibhne learnt her craft from her father, Breon O’Casey, and the popularity of her jewellery is now on a par with his.

Details and prices of all these necklaces and earrings on request.  01736 786425

Duibhne Gough

N19 N9 N3
Duibhne Gough
 

Duibhne Gough

N8 Duibhne Gough
 

Duibhne Gough

N10 N14 Duibhne Gough
 

Duibhne Gough

N13 Duibhne Gough
N2

Duibhne Gough

N15 Duibhne Gough
 

Duibhne Gough

N17 Duibhne Gough
E26

Duibhne Gough

Duibhne Gough

Duibhne Gough

E1 E19 E22
E13 E3 E10
E23 E7 E5
Duibhne Gough

Details and prices of all these necklaces and earrings on request.  01736 786425

A small collection of work by JOHN MALTBY is also on display in the
exhibition, including the following sculptures:

John Maltby

Sentinel Angel John Maltby
 

John Maltby

King and Raven John Maltby
 

John Maltby

Bird and Wall John Maltby
 

John Maltby

Red Angel on pillar John Maltby
 

John Maltby

Seabird panel John Maltby
 

John Maltby

Angel in the Clouds panel John Maltby
 

PAUL CONNELL’s wood and granite sculptures in the gardens reflect, in their composition, something of his training - both as a furniture maker (at John Makepeace’s School for Craftsmen) and an architect, a profession he followed for several years before moving to a farm in West Penwith.  Here he keeps South Devon cows and is planting acres of woodland. At the same time he constructs sculpture from timber, hedge granite and steel.  These are intended to live outdoors, moving with the wind and weathering in sun and rain.

Paul Connell

Noughts & Crosses            Paul Connell
 

Paul Connell

Wind Feather                    Paul Connell
 

Paul Connell

Wind Vane (revolving stone)             Paul Connell
 

Paul Connell

Twisting Arch       Paul Connell
 

Also in the gardens are sculptures by BEN BARRELL and JAMES BARNSLEY.

More images of work by each of the exhibitors in BIRDS OF A FEATHER can by seen by request to gilly@yewtreegallery.com.

Apart from the garden sculpture, all exhibits purchased can be sent by carrier at a cost of, usually, £20 if a personal visit to the gallery is not possible.

ENQUIRIES about prices for all the exhibits, illustrated invitations, and further works available, can be made to Gilly Wyatt Smith on 01736 786425.

01736 786425

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