Head of the River
I've been a bit remiss in updating recently, so much so that the Harvesting time Exhibition has been and gone. It was a joint venture by "Drawn to the Valley" and the Cordiale, with the Tamar Valley Area of Natural Beauty. The aim was to try to reflect the history of the valley in various artworks. About a dozen artists submitted work in a variety of 2 and 3 dimensional media, to great acclaim. We all had sketchbooks or dossiers to show how we had approached the project, and showing some of our preparatory workings. I was lucky enough to win the award for Best Archival material for my collection of paintings about the maritime history of the river.
Sadly I was in such a rush that I forgot to take photos of the works until they were in the framers! I've uploaded the pictures nevertheless, so they are in the Gallery named "Harvesting Time" for you to see even if there are a few reflections showing.
The idea is that the images start back in time at the head of navigation of the river (Tamar) and each successive picture is of somewhere further down the river, and more recent than the one before. We end in Devonport Dockyard in the present (or nearly so).
They are all for sale (Gawton 1895 has gone). Contact me if you are interested.
Happy New Year