We are thrilled to officially announce our Easter art exhibition and would like to invite all our friends and followers to join us in our Burnham Market shop between Friday 30th March & Sunday 8th April. We are very excited to be showing work by brilliant artists Fred Clark, Claudia Legge, Ruth Willis and Christopher Penn alongside our homeware collections.
(Click the images to see the full collection of work)
Fred Clark is a London based artist who travels extensively to paint. He has had three solo shows in London, the two most recent being landscape paintings from the south of Spain.
This collection is a series of work compiled from various short trips around the world which has never been shown before. From Cuba, Myanmar, Kerala and the Andaman Islands, these works showcase the artist's interest in tropical coastlines and islands. The particular kind of languor and romance evoked by such places and the ongoing legacy of artists such as Gauguin and Peter Doig represent for him 'a subject that will always excite my visual curiosity'.
Fred says of the work in this collection: 'This series of paintings are all painted from life and are therefore small by necessity. I have always found that the small paintings done on site hold a charge and a self-contained order that is determined by the setting as much as by me; infused with the atmosphere of the place, whether it is the intense light, a particular colour, the dramatic incline and bend of a street, even the rhythms and sounds such as a cock crowing or a passing horse. All these things find their way into the paintings and I only have to respond. Quite often I like them best, and cannot replicate them in the studio.'
Claudia Legge is an award-winning photographer based in London. She works and exhibits worldwide and undertakes commissions for fashion and travel photography. This includes shooting album covers and music videos for the likes of Laura Marling. We are thrilled to represent a selection of Claudia’s ‘observed’ images which are characterised by strong colours and simple, abstract shapes. The strands running through Claudia’s unifying vision are ever present, namely bold chromatic forms, abstract and unusual compositions and an eye for tension within an image.
Ruth Willis was born in Cumbria and now lives in Suffolk. Ruth’s oil paintings are created to interpret the joy she gets from experiencing the world around her. Often painting to music she records her memories and feelings as rhythmic colour, experimenting with shapes and collages.
Christopher Penn is an art consultant specialising in Modern and Contemporary Art. Although he has also painted for many years, this is his first series of iPad Drawings. They are inspired by the 'colour field' paintings of the mid-20th Century American Abstract Expressionists and are a response to the Spring collection currently on view at Birdie Fortescue.
Do come and see us on Monday 2nd April if you are in North Norfolk. Drinks and nibbles from 11 am - 2 pm (possibly longer if we are all enjoying ourselves!)
We look forward to seeing you there!