Friday, 7 March 2008

Spring Exhibition at Artery Gallery

January and February are often grey and miserable but thankfully we are now into March, and Spring will soon be on the way.

Here at Artery Gallery we thought we would celebrate by bringing in some Springtime Colour!

We are proud to introduce two new artists whose work is awash with colour, character and sheer vibrancy.

Lancashire born, self-taught water-colourist Kelvin Burgoyne and former restoration architect John Wetten-Brown from Glasgow.

Recent art graduate John Wetten-Brown has gone from restoring Scotland's Historic monuments, to painting some of Scotland's most interesting treasures. His subjects range from historic fishing villages like Crail and Pittenweem, to the landscapes of Skye, Mull and Sutherland with great sweeps of mountain, moorland and sky.

For many years Kelvin Burgoyne searched for the balance between English landscape and Mediterranean colour, an almost impossible arrangement. However, whilst drawing over moorland in August 1999 on a fabulously hot summer day, he experienced what most outdoor activists encounter. A sudden blackness, stillness and a chill brought on by a heavy summer storm. At its deepest, inexplicably, he saw the countryside bathed in vivid colour and the buildings almost white, mentally capturing the moment he has continued with this vision and works exclusively in the search for watercolour splendour.

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