Harry Cory Wright
Lucy Smallbone —
Nick Carrick —
Rosie Ramsden — Tom Farthing
HARRY CORY WRIGHT
In Landscape 601, 2023
Watercolour on Paper
77cm x 100 cm £2900 — P&P: £20
Harry Cory Wright
Harry Cory wrights work looks at the concept of place and how we hold ourselves within it. Working in four main practices of painting, photography, drawing and relief he creates work that explores our relationship with and the differences between space, place, location, and landscape, looking for the simplest representations that make us feel part of what we are looking at when we are outdoors. In his recent series ‘Vision of an Estuary’ he sets these different practices beside each other where one piece informs the other; a wordless meditation on landscape.
Henrietta Charteris is a Scottish-born contemporary figurative landscape painter. She has lived in California, France, Singapore and the UK, all of which have influenced and inform her work. Henrietta trained in Fine Art & Painting at Newcastle College of Art, The Heatherley Art School, Chelsea, and London Fine Art Studios. Her 2008 debut show in London was a sell-out; she has gone on to exhibit in London, Singapore, Hampshire, East Anglia and Scotland and has twice been selected for the New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.
Henrietta is preoccupied with capturing light and colour in oils. She paints with freedom and confidence, predominantly ‘en plein air’, but also in the studio, where she builds on landscape studies to produce larger expressive canvases. Whilst the notion of landscape underpins most of her work, her studio-based paintings also explore the nature of memory and the imagination, and she hopes the viewer will be able to interpret their own stories from these paintings. Influences include Peter Doig, Milton Avery, Diebenkorn and Gaugin.
My works looks at the merging of fictional and real space, how stories and our memories can affect and alter our view of a place. Picture plains tilt upwards and vivid colours grow across the surface consuming it, leaving the landscapes uncertain of whether they are forming or falling apart. Paint distorts space as it aims to describe something more than the real, the body remembers, that muscle memory can be caught and frozen in gesture, sometimes only fleetingly before it dissolves in amongst the turpentine as a remnant of time.
Lucy Smallbone is a recent graduate from the Slade School of Fine Art Master's program who specialises in modern landscape painting. Her work looks at the merging of fictional and real space and questions the part that memory and the mind can play in altering a view of a space
Nick Carrick uses nature and the representational world as a springboard intoabstraction for his paintings. The subject matter is diverse, ranging from newspaper clippings, old photos, personal memories both poignant and insignificant, and things that capture his attention on a walk or train journey. “Abject beauty to me often lies within the mundane and banal that is so often overlooked in everyday life.”
Rosie Ramsden is an artist living and working in North Yorkshire.
Her work in oil and watercolour reflects her new space, having recently moved from city life to rural. She makes sense of her enviroment with loose, delicate brushstrokes, drawing from life and observing the stillness that nature welcomes.
These works from her ongoing series Loudest Sensation is an evolution of her studio work exploring her relationship with the natural landscape. Those that are framed use natural or painted oak and beech.
Tom Farthing gained his MA in 2013 from the Chelsea College of Art, and his BA in 2005 from the Ruskin School, Oxford University. Inspired by artists such as Alex Katz, Tom Farthing re-imagines figurative painting in a contemporary context.
Farthing's subjects are concerned with memory and presenting familiar scenes that we can all relate to, evoking a specific and personal response from the viewer based on their own experience. During 2017 Tom Farthing was artist in residence at NES in Iceland, where he made drawings, watercolours and oil paintings from the landscape in and around Skagaströnd. He developed more work from his research on his return to London.
Tom Farthing has just finished taking part in the Turps Banana Studio Programme. This provides a dynamic structure of: mentoring; peer-led learning; stimulating conversation and debate, through discourse. Tom Farthing says "My work is engaged with painting the past at the same time as imagining a way forward for painting amongst the fast paced digital image saturated contemporary world".
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