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'Broadening horizons and new trails' with Lewis Noble and Friends

More about the artists: Lewis Noble, renowned contemporary landscape painter, now also includes ceramics in his portfolio. Although his images are of the real, earthy landscapes, he attempts to find a path between representational and expressive painting to convey a landscape that is still happening. He tries to create work which stands in for the landscape itself, not frozen moments but paintings which contain the time it took to make them. Apart from Derbyshire landscapes his exhibition will also include coastal scenes and ‘canal reflections’ from Amsterdam. Ceramicist Mark Smith draws his inspiration from the sea, objects he discovered on the shoreline becomes part of the story he tells: ships, boats, and wrecks are the main fabric of his work, made from clay with the textures of metal and wood objects salvaged, press moulded, and patched together to produce his quirky and charming collection. Andrew Bird’s paintings conveys his love for the hustle and bustle of harbours and coastal life, as well as the rugged nature of the landscapes of Derbyshire and Cornwall. He explores the relationships between colour and contrasts as well as the interplay of forms and gestural mark-making. Elements within a painting are based on fleeting images, imagination and experiences, to capture a particular slice of time. Heather Duncan is both painter and ceramicist. Painting is the way she communicates her feelings or passions freely. Her pottery is her therapy. She approaches each new painting without preconceived ideas and starts with a spontaneous application of broad washes of colour randomly picked. Though abstract, her paintings are of real experiences in real landscapes, representing her own feelings.

Events & Workshops in November/December

November 4-6: Lewis Noble ‘Painting & sketching the Derbyshire Landscape’
November 12: Maggie Robinson workshop ‘Creative Landscape Painting'
November 18 & 19: Sue Prince Folkart Workshop 'Paint you own Christmas Cards'
November 20 & 21: Wendy Darker 'Christmas Partridge'
December 5th 5:30-6:30pm: Sue Lewis-Blake Art Appreciation Presentation

Art Appreciation:
Sue Lewis-Blake will be holding a series of informal presentations at the gallery, starting December 5th:
a guide to the understanding and appreciation of art including paintings, sculptures and contemporary media.
Everyone welcome – no prior knowledge needed – come and join the discussion!

The next presentation & talk will be
“Snow & Ice”
Thursday 5th December
5.30 – 6.30pm

Art Workshops for 2020

A brochure with all our workshop dates for 2020 will soon be available at the gallery, make sure you collect one next time you visit! We will also publish the dates and information in our next newsletter and on our website.
The cost of our workshops for 2020 will be £80 per person per day (except where otherwise stated) which includes a two course lunch served by our café, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. All the workshops are suitable for beginners and intermediates.
Gift vouchers are available if you want to book a workshop for a friend or loved one.
To book and for more information, see our contact details below.

Our mailing address is:
enquiries@stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk
St John Street Gallery
50 St John Street
Ashbourne
DE6 1GH
01335 347425

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