I understand

Exhibition: Rob Barnes & Patricia Colyer

Thu 18 Oct - Wed 31 Oct

Free Event

The Pond Gallery

Rob Barnes studied painting and printmaking at Hull College of Art and London University in the early 1960s. He taught etching, screen-printing, linocut and related surface printmaking at Keswick Hall College in Norfolk. He later moved to the University of East Anglia where he continued teaching in the School of Education until 2006. He is based in South Norfolk.

He has exhibited regularly in London and many of his etchings and linocuts are in private collections, here and abroad. More recently he has returned to linocuts, enjoying the strong physical nature of this medium. His linocuts are inspired mainly by the landscape of East Anglia. Effects of light and colour, weather and atmosphere contribute to the final linocut. Recent work has been inspired by observing the changing fields and wildlife through the seasons. Coastal prints are inspired by Norfolk and Suffolk waterways. All prints are in limited editions.

“I enjoy the challenge of cutting lino with a certain freedom in the cutting strokes. I also find printmaking fascinating when I blend and graduate colours. This gives me an opportunity to play with light and shade, much as I first saw it in the subject that inspired the idea.”



Patricia Colyer has been showing her work at the Snape Maltings since 2013 always receiving an enthusiastic welcome for her perceptive imagery and exciting use of materials. This year she has some beautiful and dramatic North Sea beach paintings. Her art is experimental in nature. She uses expressive mark making to form her powerful visions of the land, sea and sky.

Like the sea, my work is forever developing and changing. I need the challenge of finding new and captivating ways to form my images.”

 “I work on a series of paintings based on a certain landscape that has had a visceral effect on me, then I work expressively as I take the work to its semi-abstract form.”


Venue Address:

The Pond Gallery

Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP