Andrew Hood - Solo ExhibitionBeauty in diversity and landscape 12 Oct - 19 Nov 2019 Since graduating he has worked mainly as a fine artist selling work throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. Andrew makes several trips abroad each year to gather references for his paintings. Recent journeys have taken him to Tuscany, the South of France, Morocco and Croatia. Whilst he enjoys working abroad he often looks for beauty within our own diverse and engaging landscape from the Scottish Highlands to the rugged Cornish coastline.
ou’re currently making work based on a trip to India a few years back - what was it about this trip that has stayed with you and continues to inspire you?
I visited India a good while back now but the trip has always stayed with me. One reason being that it was the first time that I ever sketched from a high vantage point looking down at the landscape and passers by below. I was staying in Paharganj, New Delhi, a lively neighbourhood where the smell of incense and street food hangs heavy in the air. From the hotel roof you could see the labyrinth of narrow streets crammed full with shops overflowing with brightly coloured textiles, as well as the higgledy piggledy roof tops of the city and the surrounding district. It was a fantastic sight, especially at dusk. It’s one of the most incredible places in the world; non-stop bustle and excitement, and the intense colours and smells stay with you forever.
Daniel Ablitt Solo ExhibitionAtmosphere in imagination 23 Nov - 23 Dec 2019 Daniel Ablitt uses his surroundings to provide the starting point to his work. This could be a visit to an area of outstanding natural beauty, woodland and alpine forests having a significant influence, along with the landscape of South Somerset where he lives and works. Memories of the artists childhood has also had a strong influence on his recent work, conveying a sense of nostalgia.