Private view: Friday 16 September, 6-8pm. Please call the gallery if you would like to attend, all welcome. Tel: 01803 864088
The autumn season at White Space Art boasts an impressive three person show with acclaimed artists Louise Balaam RWA, David Brayne RWS and Katherine Swinfen Eady. Landscape is the theme that broadly links the trio, although their styles are quite different.
Louise works freely and expressively. Muted tones and gorgeous colours give her atmospheric paintings their distinctive edge. A self-confessed follower of Constable, this successful Kent artist has recently been made a member of the Royal West of England Academy – an honour she is rightly proud of. Louise has also exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Likewise, David Brayne who has been a mainstay of the Summer Exhibition for several years now. His exquisitely beautiful images of figures moving across the water and the landscape are at times surreal and dreamlike. Restful, mysterious, balanced, each painting is timeless in its subject and style.
Katherine Swinfen Eady trained at Edinburgh and paints firmly in the Scottish Colourist tradition, although she has west country roots; her grandmother the author, Mary Wesley, lived on Dartmoor and in Totnes. “I feel I have a very special bond with Devon, many holidays were spent with her walking the Moor. It’s a place I know well and love,” says Swinfen Eady.
Her oils really sing. Whether it is a still life, a British, or continental landscape, her brush flows freely and the colours leap from the canvas. Painting from her studio in the rolling Wiltshire countryside, she has earned many admirers and collectors in recent years.