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past shows

29th March - 29th April 2014


Watercolourist JULIE COLLINS has won several awards these past 6 years for her semi-abstract still-life paintings and this year is Artist in Residence at Farnham Museum. Working in acrylics on canvas as well as watercolour on paper, she touches on the transitory and ephemeral in her interpretation of plants and blossom as well as in her landscape-based work, much of which is inspired by her visits to Cornwall.

Julie Collins

'My Pretty Rose Tree'       mixed media  75x100cm

Julie Collins

'Jean Jeanie'       watercolour   90 x 115cm

'Blue Spot Hairstreak'   watercolour  62x80cm

Julie Collins

'Issy'   mixed media             50 x 50cm

Julie Collins

'Blue Vase 2'       w'colour

'Still Life with Spots'          w'colour 'Rose'     w'colour

Julie Collins

'Pretty Rose Tree 2' m.m. 60 x 60cm

'Sea Rocket'  acrylic   75 x 100cm

Julie Collins

'Bird at Gurnard's Head'  acrylic     75 x 75cm

'Old Coastguard'  acrylic 75 x 75cm

Painter and woodcarver JENNY COOK reveals her intimate knowledge of plants in her stylised and colourful bas-reliefs.  After an illustrious career as a painter on perspex for 18 years, with regular exhibitions at the Mercury and  New Grafton, London; Oxford Gallery and the R. A. Summer shows, among many others, Jenny discovered the joys of wood-carving and has combined both skills ever since.

'Water Lilies'         23 x 25 x 2.5 cms

'Pansy Border'    29 x 28.5 x 2.5 cms

JENNY COOK

'Dark Hyacinths'                   21 x 17 x 2.5cms

Jeeny Cook

'Zinnias'  51 x 15 x 2.5cms

'Nasturtiums'  51.5 x 18 x 2.5cms

A graduate of Falmouth and Leeds Colleges of Art, JO KEHYAIAN has since embraced many aspects of the arts, including theatre set design, costume making, teaching textiles in Budapest, making hand puppets and designing shadow puppet shows.......before arriving at her current work of painting and etching into gesso panels.  The pigments she uses are sourced from local beaches, which she loves to explore on long walks. She sees birds as 'symbolising a freedom of spirit' and last year produced a collection of 100 bird images, framed in lead, a selection from which forms her collection here.

JO KEHYAIAN

Bird on blue ground  25 x 19cm

JO KEHYAIAN

Pale pink bird      20 x 20cm

Bird with pink legs  25 x 20cm

JO KEHYAIAN

Bird with egg  36 x 24cm

JO KEHYAIAN

Dark bird  22 x 20cm

Grey bird 25 x 17cm

A new direction in CHARLOTTE JONES' ceramics in recent months has been through the closely observed study of shells, their subtle tones and intricate patterning.  Echoing these features in her hand formed pots, albeit "simplifying and abstracting from nature" has resulted in a collection of delicacy and beauty.

CHARLOTTE JONES

Blue shell pot

Brown rimmed interior

CHARLOTTE JONES

Pink rimmed pot

CHARLOTTE JONES

Yellow striations

Shell interior pot

CHARLOTTE JONES

Two patterned bowls

Wild plants within hedgerow and forest floor are viewed in close detail through DIANE BARKER's camera lens, creating images of frequently overlooked intimate places, showing nature's exquisite artistry. This collection forms part of the exhibition 'The Scent of Light' commissioned from Diane by Worcester City Art Gallery, where it was received with great acclaim. The title comes from the mysterious light hidden within matter and the forces of nature.

DIANE BARKER

'Forest Bank'   62 x 84cm

DIANE BARKER

'Achilea and Elder'             22 x 30cm

'Stitchwort'            22 x 30cm

DIANE BARKER

'Wild Garlic'            41 x  30cm

DIANE BARKER

'Forest floor'         22 x 30cm

'Tree trunk and funghi'   22 x 30cm

PIPPA MILLS, a graduate of Cheltenham College of Art, works directly from observation of a broad spectrum of subjects.  Plump pigeons, dishes of fruit and  flowers are the focus of her small collection here.  In her still-life oil paintings she enjoys 'trying to catch the silvery light on fish scale or feather and putting together colours that resonate together'.  All the techniques she uses give liveliness and sparkle to her work.

Pippa Mills

‘Yellow-eyed Pigeon’ 30 x 24cm

PIPPA MILLS

Pomegranate oil on canvas 46x35cm

‘Fruit Bowl’ oil on canvas 26 x 20cm

PIPPA MILLS

Railway Pigeon oil on board 36 x 30cm

GUY ROYLE uses hand-cut semi-precious stones and beach pebbles combined with silver in his new collection of necklaces.  Several bangles, brooches and earrings are worked in 18ct gold as well as silver.

GUY ROYLE

Nephrite Jade and Smoky Quartz
necklace 46cm

Silver and pebble necklace
55cm

GUY ROYLE

Amethyst and silver necklace
52cm

GUY ROYLE

Silver bangle, 18ct gold fish,
red gold decoration

Silver leaf 'repoussé' bangle

New necklaces by DUIBHNE GOUGH include the following in which she uses several unusual semi-precious stones.  Earrings and rings are on their way!  Photographs to follow if requested.

DUIBHNE GOUGH

Assorted stones, silver, 18ct gold (N3a)

Rhodonite, Peruvian opal, silver & gold (N4a)

DUIBHNE GOUGH

Assorted stones & silver (N6a)

DUIBHNE GOUGH

Fluorite, silver & 18ct gold (N2a)

Assorted stones, pearls, silver, gold (N5a)

Duibhne Gough

DG14a
Phosphosiderite, amethyst, 18ct gold

DG15a Jasper, tourmaline, 18ct gold
DG16a Lapis lazuli, 18ct gold

Duibhne Gough

selected earrings

This is a selection of the new John Maltby sculptures that have just arrived!  Complete price list and further images available by email to gilly@yewtreegallery.com

John Maltby

jm15 Wise Man with Grizzly Beard
48cm high

jm12 King with Owl
40cm high

John Maltby

jm26  Guardians
36cm high

John Maltby

jm17 Two Figures, Two Trees
23cm high

jm18  Four Figures, 2 Trees
26cm high

John Maltby

jm16 Grinning Cat box
18cm high

John Maltby

jm30 Bird and Fish
34cm high

jm20 Archangel & Doorway
21cm high
jm21 Cat and Bird
23cm high

John Maltby

jm6 Royal Barge
26cm high

jm9 Fishing Family
28cm high

Ceramics By Nigel Lambert, Jill Fanshawe Kato and Judith Rowe

Nigel-Lambert

tableware by Nigel Lambert

Nigel-Lambert

slip-decorated earthenware by Nigel Lambert

wall of JULIE COLLINS’ paintings with JILL FANSHAWE KATO ceramics

Judith Rowe’s pottery with Jenny Cook wall hangings

SCULPTURE IN THE GARDENS

'Pole People’ painted, carved wood EDWINA BRIDGEMAN

‘Wind Vane’ wood and granite PAUL CONNELL

More images available upon request.


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