23 - 28 November 2007

A Week in November


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Peter Collyer, 'The Cosy Café, Portland Bill', 16cm x 24cm

A week in November brought together five very different approaches to making art with contrasting and complementary elements. Working in a variety of media each artist attempted to convey their own intimate response, be it to their surroundings or to life itself.

Peter Collyer has had numerous one-man shows in London, including Chris Beetles and Francis Kyle. All the paintings in this exhibition have appeared in the four books, all written by Peter, which chronicle his travels round Britain’s coast and offshore islands, including Rain Later Good in which he travelled to all the sea areas and coastal stations of the shipping forecast. He currently lives in Wiltshire where he continues to write and paint.
Further information from petercollyer.co.uk.

Suzy Miles originally trained as an Interior Designer in the 1960s and subsequently worked in exhibition and set design for television and film. More recently she went back to full time education to take a degree in Fine Art. She now uses drawing, painting and printmaking to create a visual diary of her life wherever she happens to be. She often works outside in the elements, either in Wiltshire where she lives, or by filling small sketchbooks when travelling, which inspire later work. Suzy aspires to be totally focused and absorbed by what she sees and feels.

David Reeves lives and works in Wiltshire. His ceramics reflect a long standing interest in the medium. Trained as both painter and designer he combines a sophisticated understanding of design with a painterly use of slips and glazes producing utilitarian objects of exquisite beauty.


Charles Rodwell, 'March Trees', oil on canvas, 122cm x 122cm

Charles Rodwell currently lives in Wiltshire where he paints the surrounding countryside. He works mainly in oil and watercolour and delights us with glimpses of the landscape with its ever changing seasons, moods and colour. In contrast he entices us to explore the sensuality of the human figure.
Further information from charlesrodwellarts.com.

Gill Reeves-Skiggs is a sculptural ceramist who utilises the qualities of ceramic material in order to articulate her ideas. Most recently she challenges us with her inspirational forms, which force us to consider and contemplate the complexity of our internal mapping, both past and present, with their intimation to human existence. She currently lives and works in Wiltshire.