Lair of Layers – Paul Wheatman

New exhibition coming to The Peacock Gallery 2 – 21 March 2019 …

My work attempts to define the momentary human experience as layered over and integrated into our individual psyches. Our life timeline is littered with momentary extreme experiences that become the boundaries of that infinite complexity that any individual life is. These experiences are unique but never unusual and in my mind are those which connects us, as individualised, to everyone else. I suppose that my work is a non-verbal dialectic : words and discussion are visually implied through the marks and forms in my paintings and are intended to invite an inter-personal empiricism. Perhaps all communication is both unique and universal.

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From the nelablighnopress… Helen Westhrop crosses traditional divides

Coming soon to the Peacock Gallery a new exhibition showing the work of Helen Westhrop.

10 – 29 November 2018

Helen’s work explores traditional printing methods overlaid with Asian embroidery and techniques learnt from her mother. This creates a wealth of material she no longer is able to label.

• Private View: Sat 10 Nov 13.00 – 15.00

Landlocked – Linda Saul

New exhibition coming to the Peacock Gallery by Linda Saul

22 September – 11 October 2018

My themes are the interaction of the elements with the built environment,
the structural geometric forms of buildings, the passage of time – decay,
weathering, adaptation, repair or ruin.
Having spent my early years living on an island, I retain my love of the
coast and my work features landmarks such as lighthouses and harbours.
Currently landlocked in Berkshire, I find myself looking locally and to
London for inspiration, exploring the collage of textures that is the city as
modern structures engulf the architecture of previous centuries.
I am excited by the unpredictable marks that arise from the physical
properties of watercolour, such as the rivulets formed by flocculating
pigments. I collage different paper textures, tearing back and scratching
the paper surface repeatedly producing rich layered effects.

Landlocked – Linda Saul poster