The Gallery by the Sea
NEW YEAR Exhibition 2022
Paint Up Lowestoft
Paintings of Pakefield
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132 postcards helping to raise money for World Land Trust
You can then choose your favourite postcard and bid online via the link below...
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-1 SOLD - £12
'Ivy on a Oak Tree'
Watercolours and coloured pencils+gloss varnish
You posted yourself at my feet
stealing my water, air and light.
You promised our union would be
You lied, feigning affection
you wound yourself around my trunk.
Penetrated, weakened, dying
my identity lost beneath your green cloak.
Boasting you were self supporting
you grew up and over my dead body.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-2 SOLD - £8
'Nature Doesn't Need Us'
Mixed media including foam, plaster of Paris, mounting card. Moss, acrylic, spray paint.
My work is called ‘Nature Doesn't Need Us’, this is based upon the top walls that we build, that moss will happily grow upon it. They are miniature rainforests, with their own biodiversity, as a child, I always thought that's where fairies came from. Now I want to see more nature take over what we have built, nature doesn't need us, be we do need it.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-3 SOLD - £10
Oil on Board
It is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture, especially when telling some one else what they should be doing.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-4 SOLD - £40
Trees take on a wonderful hue, in late winter, just before the buds burst in the spring. Moss and lichen grows on the bark in the winter sunshine creating a warm glow of ochre and yellowy greens! This picture tries to capture the wonderful colours and fascinating shapes that are created by winter trees.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-5 SOLD - £5
'Trees For Life'
Mixed Media on used teabags
As the chosen charity this year is the World Land Trust and some of the funds raised will go towards planting trees, I decided to base my art work on trees. I’ve called it ‘Trees For Life’ and depicted young children playing hide and seek in the woods. Planting trees will not only help protect habitats and wildlife but will also ensure our world is a healthier and safer place for future generations to enjoy.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-6 SOLD - £
'Braving the Elements'
This small pastel sketch is one of many that I produce prior to starting a larger pastel painting.
It is a study of figures "braving the elements" that I did whilst working on location in the centre of Funchal, in Madiera.
I used Unision and Daler-Rowney pastels on Sennelier 'La Carte' pastel card.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-7 SOLD - £10
My postcard is called Tranquility. It is the vision the World Land Trust would hope for much of their land areas.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-8 SOLD - £18
A painting of a tiger stepping out of the dark into the light, which hopefully we are all doing when the postcards are on show, also to fit in with World Land Trust an endangered species needing support.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-9 SOLD - £28
'Sharing & Caring - Our Joy of the Seaside'
Mixed Media - all gathered from Pakefield beach
I can remember that feeling of elation having been released from a long car journey to run to the beach to play, rock pool and have such great, magical adventures, in my case with the family dog.
I am lucky to share the joy of it with others, passing on how we can care for the fragile land and the creatures that live there and still have fun!
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-10 SOLD - £30
This year I thought I would submit a painting of a subject that I am recognised for - a child at play. It is a bit of a nostalgia trip as I am experimenting with other things nowadays, but it is always a pleasure to return to capturing the innocence of children.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-11 SOLD - £15
'Water Buffalo and Sugar Cane Modinagar India'
Ink touched with chalk
The theme made me think of India the relationship between man and beast, the importance of this majestic animal to the people of India. Also the fragility of a rural community. I was drawing in India for 4 months during a teaching residency with the drawing school, loved watching these animals and hope they last for ever.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-12 SOLD - £10
Oil on Board
The natural world and it's wildlife needs people to actively help it.
'Empathy' alone is meaningless!
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-13 SOLD - £10
'I must go down to the sea again…'
Eloise, aged 2 in the picture, is a determined little girl. She doesn't often see the sea but when she does... !
She really looked as if she was going to walk straight in to it, through it and out the other side.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-14 SOLD - £15
Gouache, Ink on card
I live very close to the sea and close to the beautiful Kessingland Beach. I sometimes wish to create interesting, peaceful images to express the feelings of serenity and solace that I find when I am by the water. For this postcard I used a sketch that encapsulated the escape of Lockdown routine. People making contact, breathing the fresh air by the water, listening to the rustling North wind and connecting to nature.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-15 SOLD - £12
Digital Illustration on German Etching Paper
Visiting Dungeness in 2019 I was instantly intrigued by the contrasting environment. A dynamic, dry and seemingly barren landscape of shingle, shacks and broken fences, imposed upon by a looming nuclear power station. You may think this is a hostile environment, yet it is full of life, life that is not merely surviving but thriving. There are many plant and animal species that exist nowhere else in the UK.. a reminder of nature's adaptability.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-16 SOLD - £25
Watercolour, oil paint and postage stamp
Watercolour and oil paints sensitively enhance the scene from within this vintage stamp creating an atmospheric seascape. Combining art with stamps ensures these tiny pieces of postal history are no longer hidden away in stamp albums and are on display to be enjoyed everyday.
'Venice Observed, Yellow'
Oil on Sand Ground
She perceives and records the details and nuances of her environment. Each work is a micro world of texture detail and perspectival play. Colour is used to create a tonal register in which is dazzling in scope and variety. Bringing to mind the Japanese concept of wabi sabi which emphasises the sublimity to be found in imperfection. In my paintings I create solace even from the depths of decay.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-18 SOLD - £110
Pittas are colourful thrush-sized birds with short tails. Their long legs enable them to hop about the forest floor looking for worms, snails and bugs - they rarely fly.
This painting is based on the Blue-headed Pitta (Hydrornis Baudii) from the lowland forest of Borneo. Quite recently it was fairly common, but now it is struggling to survive due to loss of habitat caused by rapid deforestation.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-19 SOLD - £10
'Balloons in Flight'
Art can take many forms. This is a simplistic picture using an incomplete yet decorative jigsaw that would otherwise have ended up in landfill. Thus complimenting the ethos of this years chosen charity - Namely the World Land Trust.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-20 SOLD - £5
'Hope I & II' - (Diptych)
Gouache & Ink
(There are 2 postcards in this pack - please bid accordingly)
In February 2021 the East Anglian landscape was transformed. Snow drifted in from the East. Fields and hedgerows merged into one silent mass. Then out of the silence the sun appeared. Trees reclaimed their shape. The last vestiges of snow clung on stubbornly for days before making way for a new season. A new era of hope.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-21 SOLD - £30
'Towards the Light'
Oil on Board
"Towards the light" was inspired by a visit to a beach on the North West Coast of Ireland. After a surf session just before last light, the dark stormy sky over an empty beach, started to allow flickers of light and colour to break through, culminating in an amazing glimpse of the sun setting.
The painting is trying to show however much darkness there seems to be, there is always light trying to break through.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-22 SOLD - £15
'Robin Singing for Spring'
Pen and pencil crayon
I love all things in nature and especially the sound of bird song.
Robins sing their little hearts out and their pure notes always cause me to pause and reflect on the beauty of their song.
I wanted this image to reflect Spring and some of our hopes and joy for the future.
The coming of Spring this year and a release from lockdown and the dreary days of Covid.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-23 SOLD - £5
'Cat on a Moroccan Roof'
My postcard was inspired by travels to Morocco. I distinctly remember staying in a Riad in Marrakesh
And seeing the cat among the wall decorations. Painting this scene has helped to fill a gap in my life as I have missed travelling this past year.
ppa_2021_wlt_(wm)-24 SOLD - £10
Quick drying oil
My submission is a piece called The Last Reed Bed. It reflects the survival of natural spaces in our environment. I personally love Reed beds for their changing appearance throughout the year and the way light alters the appearance especially when water is involved. Of course they are a haven for the majestic Harriers circling above and the Reed bunting. Capturing the wind swept landscape and the colours of nature was the aim.
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