Exhibition: Exploring light, shadow and reflections
Thu 6 May - Wed 12 MayFree Event
The Quay Gallery
Rebecca’s glass explores reflections, shadows, texture and shape. Rich in visual interest and alluringly tactile, her work is marked by contrasts. Some pieces a richness of colour, others just clear glass.
Clare paints Suffolk wildlife and local scenes. Sometimes from an unexpected viewpoint or from a quiet spot on the river.
Rebecca has been working in glass since the early 1990’s and is inspired by colour ,light and texture. Her work is made of contrast-the most marked being the fact that some pieces are made of clear glass and others are the complete opposite and embrace the riches off colour. The clear pieces of glass explore texture and light-some pieces being soft and curvaceous, others tactile and just asking to be touched. The coloured pieces celebrate the vibrancy and richness of glass and explore how light throws reflections of colour. As an artist Rebecca feels proud to be continuing on the centuries old tradition of working with glass but she feels it is more ‘craft’ and is exploring it as an art form in its own right. Based in Sudbury in Suffolk she gets constant inspiration from the beautiful light and reflections on the River Stour that is next to her studio. Clare works mainly in watercolour, but occasionally oils. Over time she has found the paint flows more freely and now encourages the pigments to mix together on the paper. She may use pencil or ink to create a structure from the start or work more freely perhaps adding ink at the end. Blues and greens feature heavily which have a unique vibrancy here. Used less generously the warmer pinks and purples, which can bring a scene alive.