Michael B Edwards and Friends
Michael's colourful sea and landscapes are on display alongside Doug Eaton's evocations of the Forest of Dean, Mariette Voke's watercolours and Nigel Lambert's earthenware.
Some works also in Castle House Hotel Bar and Foyer.
We are open Tuesdays to Fridays, 9.30am to 4.30pm and Saturdays, 10.00am to 1.00pm
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A retrospective look at the paintings of Michael B Edwards with friends Doug Eaton, Mariette Voke and Nigel Lambert at Apple Store Gallery, Hereford.
A much admired painter of distinctive and abstracted land and seascapes, Michael was a professional painter for the last sixteen years of his life; Hon. President of Cheltenham Art Club and a member of the Society of Marine Artists and Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
A well known and successful artist, Michael Edwards worked primarily in oils and acrylics, although he also used watercolours and pen and wash for his sketches. Michael's work has been exhibited widely in England and Wales and he has won prizes at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters prestigious London exhibitions.
His work will be exhibited alongside paintings by Doug Eaton and Mariette Voke and Ceramics by Nigel Lambert.
The exhibition runs until 6th July and is open Tuesday to Friday, 9.30 to 4.30 and Saturday, 10.00 to 1.00 and at other times by arrangement. Tel: 01432 378436 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael B Edwards
"A well known and successful artist, Michael Edwards worked primarily in oils and acrylics, although he also used watercolours and pen and wash for his sketches. Michael's work has been exhibited widely in England and Wales and he has won prizes at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters prestigious London exhibitions.
His more recent work retains a strong element of representation but utilizes powerful square brush strokes which add light and atmosphere to the subjects. His paintings are proving very successful as they provide the modern yet accessible type of two dimensional art which many collectors are currently buying.
Michael was Hon. President of the Cheltenham Art Club and part of two art groups, the Dubonni Painters (with Doug Eaton) and Bristol Savages. Three books of his work have been published and he has written many articles for art magazines." (Based on extract from Martin's Gallery Catalogue)
Until his untimely and sudden death in December 2009, Michael lived in West Gloucestershire, close to the River Severn. He has exhibited at the Courtyard Arts Centre in Hereford and Apple Store Gallery.
Doug Eaton was born and grew up in the Forest of Dean. He later studied at Stroud School of Art and then Cheltenham College of Art. He started to paint full-time in the seventies but business soon took a more graphic stance and remained like that until 2001 when he decided to paint more and look again at what was around him.
Doug is a frequent contributor to the local and wider art scene through exhibitions including venues such as Cheltenham and the Royal Academy Summer Show as well as local galleries and other venues. Doug also runs demonstrations and workshops, including at Apple Store Gallery. His next workshop here will be in Sunday 23rd October, 10am to 4pm. For more details please contact the Gallery.
I am a hoarder with a compulsion to record and catalogue life. My paintings explore memories and recollection through clothing and everyday objects; favorite china, shoes, old photographs and toys.
I love to focus in on the small things, buttons, pins, lettering and imperfections, in creases, chips and cracks.
I have a passion for the texture and language of fabrics, taffeta, silk and velvet; pleats, plackets and ruffles.
I began collecting vintage clothes from jumble sales as an eccentric teenager, and now in my forties have amassed a good number of dresses and jackets, mainly from the 1940's and 50's.
I love painting clothing, linking each garment with objects, to tell stories about where a dress came from or what happened on the day it was worn. I feel the poignancy of a dress on a hanger can be as evocative as a photograph. Through the way things wear, a frayed collar, pulled thread or lost button, feelings and moments in time can be recalled.
My move to painting from a twenty year career in large scale garden ceramics, was originally led by a love of colours and evocative names on paint tubes; alizarin crimson, cerulean blue, veridian and carmine
The work of twentieth century painters interests me, Duncan Grant, Winifred Nicholson, Carrington, and Laura Knight, also contemporary artists Peter Blake and Andy Hazel, for their love of collecting and working with, all things quirky and nostalgic.
I stretch my own canvases in a traditional way using raw linen, fixed with tacks and sized with rabbit skin glue. I often work on two or three canvases at a time, each picture taking, in total hours, from a week to more than a month to complete. Every working day is spent in my studio shed where I often return to paint at night as exhibition deadlines approach.
Originally from Bristol, I have now lived in the Forest of Dean for twenty years with my potter-partner and two daughters.
My paintings sell in galleries in London, Bristol and Exeter. And locally in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
Recent exhibitions have been at Brewery Arts in Cirencester, Eyestorm Britart in Exeter, The Ludlow Exhibition of Contemporary Art and the RWA in Bristol.
Nigel Lambertʼs pots are both decorative and useful. He began his love of pottery and paintings whilst at art college in Cornwall. His interest in the work of abstract painters, particularly Roger Hilton, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and other artists from the Cornish peninsula; has influenced his work and the decorative marks he makes. His work is approached not as a painter, but as a potter. Clay is the starting point. After the pots are thrown or pressed from flat sheets of clay, these are cut and re-formed into ovals and square forms. They are dipped in a white clay slip, dried and then glazed. This produces a flat white surface on which the blue oxides are painted, with new and old brushes, odd bits of sponge and fingers. Lines and motifs are often scratched through the blue, adding an extra depth of image. The pots are then fired in a 80cuf wood fired kiln to 1100c, the ash and flames imparting individual qualities to each piece.
Historic pots and potters have been a strong influence on Nigelʼs approach to ceramics. From the warm colours of old French and Spanish peasant ware, the fine brush work of Delft pottery; to more recent potters such as Michael Cardew, Peter Smith and American potter Jeff Oestrich. Nigel Lambert trained at Cornwall College and with Roger Cockram at his North Devon pottery. He established his first workshop in Bristol in 1987; this lasted until 1990 when he moved to the Forest of Dean, where he currently lives and works.
He has exhibited widely in England and Europe, and was elected a fellow of the Craft Potters' Association in 1990.
The Apple store gallery is located at 3 bridge street Hereford, HR4 9DF and is open on Tuesdays to Fridays at 9:30am to 4:30pm and Saturdays 10:00am to 1:00pm.
We have a catalogue of work by Lindsey Harris available to view online: Click here to view Lindsey's catalogue
We are located in Bridge Street, Hereford, which is just north of the Old Bridge over the River Wye, between there and Hereford Cathedral. There is one hour's on-street parking in front of the Gallery and car parks just over the river about five minutes walk away.
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Apple Store Gallery
3 Bridge Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9DF
Tel: 01432 378 436