Differing Viewpoints Exhibition Starts 7 March

    Exhibition Poster

    From Tuesday 7 March to Thursday 16 March 2017 at the John Bowen Gallery in the Town Hall at  Malmesbury the painting, photography and assemblage of Maureen Hawkridge,  Mike Hawkridge and Alison King will be on exhibition –  three exhibitors whose works are quite different in content and style.

    You can explore my photography here on this web site. In our “Differing Viewpoints” exhibition I will be showing images that look beyond the surface appearance of the subject to reveal the beauty in modern structures and other forms. My colour images are abstracted from their context to form interesting compositions; images of modern office buildings reveal enigmatic geometric shapes and patterns; details from a 1950s American car captures the lines and shapes so evocative of that era. My images of Canary Wharf are in monochrome, concentrating the mind on the shapes, lines and textures of the structures.

    Maureen’s paintings capture moments that inspired her, from evocative scenes of Venice to boats and seascapes. She chooses subject matter with strong underlying forms using these to structure her pictures. Her paintings are also about an emotional reaction to what is seen and she tries to capture that essence so that it can be experienced again later and to communicate a sense of atmosphere as well as a pleasing balance of form and colour. Besides painting, she assembles driftwood sculptures of birds and nautical scenes, searching for interesting shapes of driftwood that suggest the sculptures which they might become.

    Alison has evolved a unique and personal representation of her experiences and  memories, using graphic imagery to create a theatrical effect. Many of Alison’s pictures are a celebration of life, and of the diversity of people. Others are about a particular location, which appears almost like a stage set where something is about to happen. The graphic elements such as circles, arcs and ribbons which often appear in Alison’s work are a framework to set off the main images.

    Exhibiting for the first time in the same gallery space Maureen, Mike and Alison will show you their differing viewpoints on the world about us.

    Tuesday 7 March to Thursday 16 March 2017

    John Bowen Gallery, Town Hall, Malmesbury SN16 9BZ

    Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 4:45

    Friday 9:00 to 4:15, Saturday 10:30 to 4:30

    Closed on Sunday

    Free Admission

     


     

    New Site and New Galleries

    Thurne Dyke Wind Pump
    Thurne Dyke Wind Pump

    Here is my new website published using The Turning Gate Backlight website plugin for Adobe Lightroom. It’s a joy to use and makes publishing galleries and new content even easier than before. I have taken the opportunity to add some new galleries – in Landscapes and Places as well as one of Hands and another of Windmills.

    I have been collecting images of sculpted hands for several years now and decided it was time to put them in a gallery; I don’t have as many as I would like for two reasons – one is that I forget to take them in the first place; the other is that many good looking examples are not so good when viewed up close. And they must be white or nearly so.

    My windmills collection has been growing over the years and I didn’t realise how many I had as they were not all in one place. I have added details about each one in the caption. There are thirty five images in this gallery.

    In the Landscape collection there is now a gallery of Norfolk and Suffolk Landscapes and the British Landscapes has been split into English and Welsh.

    There is now a new collection called “Places” in which I have collected some existing albums and a few new ones including Dungeness Landscapes and Dungeness Close-up, as well as the Netherlands

    Please have a browse round the site!

     

    “Differing Viewpoints” – Exhibition in March

    From Tuesday 7 March to Thursday 16 March 2017 at the John Bowen Gallery in the Town Hall at Malmesbury, Wiltshire I will be exhibiting my photography alongside the painting, and assemblage of my wife Maureen Hawkridge and our friend Alison King  – we are three exhibitors whose works are quite different in content and style.

    The work that I shall be exhibiting is a look beyond the surface appearance of the subject to reveal the beauty in modern structures and other forms. My colour images are abstracted from their context to form interesting compositions; images of modern office buildings reveal enigmatic geometric shapes and patterns; details from a 1950s American car captures the lines and shapes so evocative of that era. I am also showing some images of Canary Wharf that are in monochrome, concentrating the mind on the shapes, lines and textures of the structures.

    Maureen’s paintings capture moments that inspired her, from evocative scenes of Venice to boats and seascapes. She chooses subject matter with strong underlying forms using these to structure her pictures. Her paintings are also about an emotional reaction to what is seen and she tries to capture that essence so that it can be experienced again later and to communicate a sense of atmosphere as well as a pleasing balance of form and colour. Besides painting, she assembles driftwood sculptures of birds and nautical scenes, searching for interesting shapes of driftwood that suggest the sculptures which they might become.

    Alison has evolved a unique and personal representation of her experiences and memories, using graphic imagery to create a theatrical effect. Many of Alison’s pictures are a celebration of life, and of the diversity of people. Others are about a particular location, which appears almost like a stage set where something is about to happen. The graphic elements such as circles, arcs and ribbons which often appear in Alison’s work are a framework to set off the main images.

    Exhibiting for the first time in the same gallery space Maureen, Mike and Alison will show you their differing viewpoints on the world about us.

    I hope you can come and look.

    Tuesday 7 March to Thursday 16 March 2017

    John Bowen Gallery, Town Hall, Malmesbury SN16 9BZ

    Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 4:45;   Friday 9:00 to 4:15, Saturday 10:30 to 4:30;  Closed on Sunday

    Free Admission

     

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