Following a successful exhibition in 2015, five established local artists will be inviting visitors to indulge in a ‘Return to the Wild’, an uplifting showcase of their latest nature-inspired paintings, ceramics, photographs and sculptures.
Mervyn West is a photographer who creates large abstract images, mainly on canvas, that range from hairy spiders and inquisitive ostriches to a large Frenchman playing boules.
Elizabeth Wilson blends representation and personal interpretation in sea and landscapes that express the mood and feeling of a place at a particular time. Working predominantly in oils, she also paints still lives.
Toni West has produced a series of playful sculptures of dogs in bronze resin that capture their spirit, movement and energy.
Drawing inspiration from her strong love of nature, ceramicist Linda Bristow creates hand-built flower sculptures using earthenware clay and decorated in coloured slips and oxides and constructs wall panels by pressing wild flowers into clay.
Trisha Hayman is a natural history watercolourist. Her fine art paintings show off the splendour of the natural world in exquisite detail.
A real treat for nature-lovers, Return to The Wild is open daily from 10.30-4.30, and admission is free.