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Ten painters who attend the Advanced Painting Workshop exhibit brand new work.

A great opportunity to buy original works of art at reasonable prices from emerging artists who share a passionate commitment to the power of paint - the stuff, its myriad possibilities for colour, texture, pattern, pictures and mark-making - to express their own, very individual responses to the world.

The spaces evoked in these paintings are drawn from interior psychological worlds, from wild and uninhabited lands, from the built environment, the domestic, as well as places, people and events depicted in the media.

The canvas is the site where images, memories, perceptions, feelings and thoughts are given plastic expression through paint. In that sense the exhibition is a unique place and opportunity to take the pulse of the contemporary world.

Deborah Burnstone's odd paintings of roads and buildings at night evoke a sense of absence and mystery like film stills that have become separated from their narrative.

Sandra Gayle's exquisitely coloured patterns express the efforts of women to achieve calm and order to overcome the sense of confinement experienced by many women.

Kathryn Hoskins is concerned with ecological and historical issues, the memories and identities of our home land.

For Jo Miller, meaning and recognition is constantly shifting, an ambiguity played out in her gorgeous and richly textured oils inspired by the heathlands of Norfolk.

Annie Price, in her bold and beautifully coloured canvases, is inspired by remembered places and events, plays out a dialogue between the outer and inner landscape.

Chris Shurety paints ambiguous spaces within which the ephemeral presence of human beings and the movement and dynamics of music are vital forces.

There is always a twist in Robert Silcock's startling images of people and animals, which play on the language of the print and the photograph in a painterly manner.

The exquisite muted colours and textures Frances Steele achieves in her evocations of domestic interiors hint at an interior world haunted by loss, melancholy and time.

Eve Townshend's paintings are full of movement, vitality and colour, the raw yet deft pictures created by evoke the light and animal life of Zambia.

Hazel Turvey's joyously coloured, dazzling abstracts are inspired by the gaudy posters and dizzying excitement of the fairground.

The Advanced Painting Workshop, led by painter Dr Guillem Ramos-Poqui at Morley College, is unique in London. While artists work independently throughout the year they also benefit from tutorial support and master classes in colour theory, practical techniques, composition and critical theory.


The Gallery

Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT
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Gallery Mon-Fri 11am-6pm; Thu until 7pm; Sat enquire for details


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