Moncreieff Bray Exhibition 30th September 2017 - 21st October 2017

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September 30th October 21st


Oona Campbell: Recent Paintings 

Abstract landscapes by  Jonathan Gibbs, Susie Leiper, TuëmaPattie and Sarah Warley-Cummings

Open Wed to Sat:  11 am to 4 pm and by appointment at any time please just call ahead. 


Oona Campbell’s recent paintings are united by the dramatic cloudscapes that roll across our skies and nature’s light effects especially at dawn and dusk.  A group ofpaintings of Petworth Park Lake at sunset forms the focus of the show together with images of the long sandy beach ?of West Wittering.  Further afield, Oona explores  the mist of an early morning on  the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the wild moors  of Scotland's  Applecross Peninsular.  The paintings are a combination of observation and memory; enabling  a vivid reliving of the dynamic qualities of  watery mist, the setting of the sun, lashing storm rain, or the aural turbulence of thunder


Juxtaposed with Oona’s figurative work is an exhibition exploring the use of abstraction in the landscape.  TuëmaPattie lives in Duncton and has painted both the Sussex landscape and further afield. She is a long-term exhibitor at the gallery with her exuberant paintings celebrating the joy of nature.  Sarah Warley-Cummings is another Sussex artist who has made a series of abstract prints exploring the shapes and colours of the countryside. We are very lucky to exhibit two Scottish artists.  Susie Leiperwhose work combines calligraphy and landscape.   One of the country’s finest calligraphers she is also trained in the techniques of Chinese art.  Her work unites eastern and western traditions of painting.   Jonathan Gibbs is a senior tutor at Edinburgh College of Art and a leading wood engraver his multi-layered paintings  combine present observation with a life-time of images and motifs remembered.