This month, the Art House Cafe Gallery welcomes four very talented ‘old friends;’ Ann le Corre, Sue Barratt, Pauline Peters and Norma Braine, whose work has been very much appreciated in previous exhibitions.
Organisers say, “You will find something to suit everyone’s taste, from subtle landscapes to bright, eye-catching paintings of animals and flowers. Ann le Corre takes her inspiration from the Wiltshire countryside, using her own photos to work from, sometimes two or three at a time.
“Sue Barratt works in a variety of media although she always comes back to her first love of watercolour, with or without pen. As you will see, she loves bright colours and, possibly because she started out as a biologist, she likes the natural form, although she also enjoys drawing and painting buildings.
“Pauline Peters also prefers watercolour, but enjoys working in line and wash.
“Norma Braine’s passion for wildlife, animals and the countryside is very evident in her work and the subtle colours in her landscapes are particularly attractive.
“In June, we shall also see three previous exhibitors and one new one, the photographer, John Rackham. Regular visitors to the cafe will recognise the work of Ruth Juneman, Shelley Ashkovski and Richard Bill. Ruth works in all kinds of media and likes to experiment and change around. She likes to see what the paint can do and aims for effect, often adding tissue paper and card to give texture.
“Shelley specialises in drawing and has developed a love of realism. She also works in a range of media but her passion lies in using the ballpoint pen. This allows her to create rich textures, soft shadows and striking contrasts.
“Richard’s work will be familiar to many people. He concentrates on landscape painting in both oils and watercolours. His style of work follows a fairly traditional, realistic approach and uses the local area for interesting views and vistas.
“As a complete contrast, we are also showing photographs by John Rackham, a keen amateur photographer for over 70 years. His main interest is in nature photographs but he also takes some landscapes. We look forward to seeing his work at the cafe.”