|Summer Boathouse, oil on linen, 24"x24", currently on show at The Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames|
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Henley's in The Herald...
I was chuffed last weekend to get a mention in The Herald newspaper's galleries page. Jan Patience included The Bohun Gallery's summer exhibition in the round-up of who's showing what and where.
Here's what Jan wrote about Bohun:
MANY small private galleries in the south of England exhibit work by leading Scottish painters and while these artists are not exactly prophets without honour in their own land, it’s clear that they are rated very highly by those responsible for the hanging.
The Bohun Gallery in Henley-on-Thames is one such gallery. Its associate director, Joanna Cartwright points out this year alone, they have had a show by George Donald, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Crawfurd Adamson.
Now, for their summer exhibition, they have brought together a clutch of fine Scottish artists, including Annette Edgar, Elizabeth Blackadder, Shona Barr, Marj Bond, James McDonald, Jennifer McRae and June Redfern. They are in fine company, alongside the likes of Maggie Hambling, Mary Fedden and Julian Trevelyan. Fedden’s delightful oil painting Over the Sea to Skye reveals a mature artist whose creative fire shows no sign of dimming.
Glasgow-based Annette Edgar is another mature artist who is making magic with a paintbrush lately. Her new work, such as Summer Boathouse, is ablaze with colour and purpose, as well as a poetic sense of place.
The Bohun Gallery’s mixed summer exhibition presents a rare opportunity to see such an well-regarded group of artists under one roof. With a wide variety of paintings, watercolours and prints produced over the last three decades in a range of genres, the exhibition offers a strong overview of some of the best of British art.
Gallery director Pat Jordan Evans says: “One of the pleasures of a show like this is the chance to experience the sheer range of approaches by British professional artists. The broad spectrum of work ensures that there is something here to appeal to every taste, which has made our summer exhibition a favourite with gallery regulars.”