21 – The Art of the Unexpected, 23/10/2015-4/11/2015

Four artists coming together to showcase their variety of work in pottery, painting and photography.

Jamie Brown is an award winning Nature and Street photographer from Winchester and will be showing a selection of his latest work. He specialises in dark, moody yet smooth landscapes. He often converts to black and white so that he can focus on perfecting the tones in an image. He likes to keep things simple, choosing minimalist scenes and drawing out the dark shades by using long exposure times.

Justin Clark is a figurative artist based near Lyme Regis, who has been working directly from life for many years. He believes that this gives the pictures a hint of magic, a tiny echo of the model’s soul captured in the artwork; also that when you draw or paint from life, you never quite know how the picture will end up. The result is never as expected, but sometimes just sometimes, it’s unexpectedly better.

Potter Rosemary Jacks gains inspiration from the traditional slipware of North Devon, drawing on themes from nature and the coast to create individual, quirky pots for everyday use. Thrown in red earthenware and decorated with coloured slips and oxides, using techniques such as sgraffito and paper resist, her pottery is both functional and fun. The possibilities of slipware are endless but the results often unexpected, so that each firing brings uncertainty.

Angela Rushforth began to paint seriously when living in Cornwall, inspired by local seascapes. The colours and changing light of the sea and coast have been her main sources of inspiration which continue to be so on moving to Lyme Regis in 2007.  Angela’s favoured mediums are water colour for their mood and delicacy, and acrylics for the immediacy of colour and vibrancy for capturing the moment.

Artist profiles: Angela Rushforth, Jamie Brown, Justin Clark and Rosemary Jacks.

Open daily 10.30-4.30, free admission.