Broomhill Art Hotel near Barnstaple until the 18th March, although divided into two separate Exhibitions, of which I'm in the first
I've put two pieces of work in, one I think I have shown you before, but anyway here it is again. I decided to call it: Wildfire - On the Edge
and this piece which is much smaller and square, so quite a contrast, and titled: Storm on Lantern Hill
The Exhibition started yesterday with a Meet the Artists get together so along I went, plus my camera, and have taken a few pics to show you, starting with the approach to the Hotel
a lot of people turned up and I got the chance to have a chat with one or two of them - seeing their work and talking with them was an eye opener to how they approached their work and techniques used, so it was well worth going to
I was aware I shouldn't be photographing other peoples works without their permission, but knew
I was okay with mine,
The idea with 'Wildfire - On the Edge', was that feeling of seeing a forest fire, knowing you couldn't go in to view the damage because of the heat and also that mystery of wondering where the fire is now, is it out, or is it still going strong in the distance. One lady I spoke to said it was a bit close to home as her son lives in Australia and they have just recently had forest fires which threatened his home, luckily it was okay, but I guess my painting had an effect on her.
By comparison with the other painting 'Storm on Lantern Hill', I really wanted to convey that feeling of atmosphere, but that moment when you are out somewhere and the weather is fine, until you notice a storm fast approaching and you know you are about to get soaked any minute, hence I kept it basically in one colour throughout, I felt other colours would have distracted from that feeling.
Hopefully it will be a good Exhibition for everyone