Exhibitions

Corrina Rothwell

2nd November to 23rd December

Corrina Rothwell is a self-taught artist, illustrator and greeting card publisher who is well known in Nottingham to create colourful, witty cards and prints inspired by everyday life. She now moves into large scale paintings full of colour and the bigger the better with these wonderful pieces.

"This series of paintings has evolved from my initial return to painting in 2016 where I was working on multi coloured paintings of cats' faces. I found myself less and less inclined to depict actual things in my pictures. It took me a while to relax into the idea that I didn't have to paint pictures of things and that it was ok just to go with what felt right without knowing what the painting was about. I got really involved in the whole process of mark making and putting colours together. Over time it's become apparent to me that much of the work is about journeys, and change, and the transition from dark to light with all the obstacles that lie in between. A lot of the work was done whilst I was in the process of moving house which I think has had a significant impact."

Corrina also creates private and commercial illustration projects and is currently writing and illustrating a children's picture book. This show will be a brilliant one, now sadly moved to later in the year due to time constraints from the gallery, but it will be well worth the wait.

 

Nancy Power

1st March to 30th April

‘Printmaker Nancy Power’s work reflects the life around her. Be it a changing rural landscape, the decaying plants in her garden, the geese on the lake, or her collection of hand crafted ceramics, she finds inspiration from many sources.
Deliberately eclectic in subject matter, her work is harmonised by her colour palette and distinctive inking process.
Nancy uses the reduction method of lino printmaking; carving away at just one block for each consecutive colour to reveal the final image. By inking from dark to light, as opposed to the more traditional light to dark, Nancy’s work has engaging depth and colour layering.’

Kerry Colbrook

3rd May to 28th June

​Hill, dale, mountain, moor, woodland, beach, Kerry loves it all. Landscapes scribbled with footpaths and tracks invite her to explore, and more, they inspire her to paint.

"​I have always doodled, painted, sketched and love having a vast collection of art materials to play with. However the greatest tool I use is my imagination, together with the wonderful world around me. These work together to help conjure up images that need bringing to life as paintingsI like to experiment with media and style - anything goes, collage included and hopefully it emerges as a painting that brings a smile. I adore painting landscapes, characters and portraits, developing these from my imagination. Some of my characters keep re-appearing, such as foxes and chickens, and hares, all of them running riot in my mind. Hare subsequently leapt into my working name 'Curiuos Hare Art' because, like me, it was curious to know what lies beyond the next horizon."

 

Gill Vines

3rd July to 31st August

Gill Vines uses acrylics, watercolours and oils to create beautiful pieces on canvas, wood or paper.
From glorious land and seascapes to ornate architectural artworks. Gill also creates portrait commissions and delves into illustrations quite often.

April Young

4th September to 31st October

April Young is an established British artist who works in a number of two and three dimensional media. Her work is concerned with the expression of life through figurative study.  As well as producing a variety of sensitively handled animal studies,  her concepts are enriched by literature, folklore and mythology. In particular, the horse is a regular motif that features in her sculptural works.

April has been commissioned to work in a number of materials and to various scales from small works for giftware (mass production) for Border Arts, to life-sized bronze figures as a corporate commission for Morgan Stanley. Her work has gallery representation both nationally and internationally and is held in private collections worldwide.

Some of her work from the collection of Ringo Starr was recently auctioned at Julien’s in Beverley Hills, further enhancing its value to collectors.