(6th September – 31st October)
Private View - Saturday 5th September 2 – 6pm
OPEN Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 – 5 p.m.
A rich harvest of paintings, collages and original prints by MARK HEARLD; watercolours, lithographs and fabric sculpture by EMILY SUTTON; carved and constructed wood sculpture and boxworks by ALEC MALCOLMSON; decorated ceramics by ROBINA JACK and VICKI WALTON; oil paintings by TESSA NEWCOMB; jewellery and metal sculpture by GUY ROYLE.
Versatile and masterly in whatever medium he chooses, MARK HEARLD has delighted his followers since his M.A. degree at the R.C.A. with a variety of work from collages to stage-sets – and now he is painting in oils as well. (This selection will be increased as Mark’s work is received)
A combination of pattern and simplified motifs of animals and birds decorate ROBINA JACK’s dishes and platters. Her painting style hints at her fascination with marine folk art and her bubbly sense of humour ~ attractive elements which contribute to the popularity of her work.
Growing up on the Shetlands, ALEX MALCOLMSON absorbed the seafaring folklore of his forbears. Coupled with a Fine Art degree at Edinburgh University, this heritage inspired his carvings of fish and sea-birds as well as the unusual ‘boxworks’ he constructs. These tableaux reflecting aspects of life at sea often have opening doors to reveal the mysteries within.
EMILY SUTTON, now well known for her distinctive illustrative work, shows a varied collection including perfectly observed soft sculpted song-birds in painted fabric decorated with embroidery. For her paintings and lithographs she interprets the minutiae of daily life in a graphic style somewhat akin to Ravilious, one of the mid-20th century artist-designers she admires.
Books illustrated by Emily, including ‘Clara Button’ and her new ‘The Christmas Eve Tree’ will be on sale during the exhibition.
After her B.A. at Brighton College of Art, VICKI WALTON worked with the descendants of the Bloomsbury group of artists to restore the house and garden of Charleston. She became its first Curator as well as making her own pots for the gallery there. Vicki moved to France several years ago where she established a new Pottery. Her decoration and colour palette still reflect nuances of the Charleston tradition.
TESSA NEWCOMB, an East Anglian artist, enjoys depicting human and animal foibles in daily life. In her oil paintings of gardens, allotments, harvest festivals and dog shows, she creates an unwritten narrative for the onlooker to muse over. Tessa has a solo show at London’s Crane Kalman gallery concurrently with ‘Autumn Feast’.
A new departure for well-known jeweller GUY ROYLE is a recent collection of small sculptures in bronze and brass. Based on female figures in mythology and ancient history, these stylised sculptures are incised, etched, and decorated in the inimitable manner of his gold and silver jewellery, bringing to mind Celtic and Egyptian artefacts.
In this latest collection of jewellery, GUY ROYLE has carved silver, gold, gem stones and pebbles to create necklaces bold in scale and presence and well as long, delicate ones with carnelian, green aventurine and amethyst nestling between the links. His bangles and brooches are highlighted with 18ct gold, and the earrings in gold and silver are even more eye-catching than ever!
No Yew Tree exhibition would be complete without JOHN MALTBY’s ceramic sculpture! A small selection of the new work in stock is shown here. More can be sent via email to his interested followers.
All the exhibits in ‘AUTUMN FEAST’ are available for sale from the website as well as in the gallery when we open on Saturday 5th September. Gilly’s contact details are:
Gilly continues to be responsible for the CAROLYN WHITE archive; available paintings can be seen on www.carolynwhiteartist.co.uk. Further images will be added soon.