An Interpretation of Place
Artizan are delighted to be welcoming South-West artist Bea Brookes to the gallery for the first time as we celebrate the ‘World in Landscape’ during July.
Her exhibition will feature recent works inspired by where she lives in Devon, high on a hill with wide vistas taking in a large swathe of panoramic landscape. Compositions are developed from initial sketches, photographs, and repeat visits spending time to observe and start the process by creating a painting in her mind, the layout, perspective, and colour palette, before committing those thoughts to canvas.
‘Whilst some paintings seem organic – for me they rarely are- they are an interpretation of a place and often many photos I’ve take of that place. Ill sketch or paint “en plein” or come back to photos I’ve taken of a place. I’ll try to imagine what I’m aiming for and …. sometimes I succeed.’
Bea will be joined by Danielle Neill alongside in our front gallery and Ian Watson in our rear gallery with each of these artists also providing their personal interpretations of our World in Landscape.