We are delighted to be resuming to our 2020 exhibitions for the remainder of the year. The first of which will be our group exhibition '21st Century British Landscape'. Featuring new work by Deborah Grice, Amelia Humber, Emerson Mayes and James Naughton.
This 21st Century British Landscape Exhibition features four artists with four very different views of our landscape. Amelia Humber’s paintings revel in the scale of landscape and relish its quietude. Her delicate palette, muted colours and subtle shadings catch the ethereal qualities of sunlight in its magical hours.
Deborah Grice shares the same painterly approach, but with abstract interventions incorporating geometric shapes and lines. The contrast between the natural softness of her landscapes - similar to Amelia Humber’s - and the abruptness of her interventions suggest a divine, pagan or human interaction with nature.
Both artists stand well back from their subject matter giving a broad, wide angle view whereas Emerson Mayes takes a closer stance allowing us to see man’s plantings and their effect on nature, an interesting juxtaposition to Deborah Grice’s abstract elements. His closer view results in more forceful colours, undissipated by distance and mist, and more vigorous visible brushstrokes.
James Naughton explores how natural light reacts on the landscape, whether hill or valley. He captures the moment when sunlight filters through ragged clouds in a bruised sky, creating a warm highlight which contrasts with the verdant softness of the shadows.