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28 AUGUST - 14 SEPTEMBER 2010

Judith Cain: Painter, Traveller, Gardener

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INALMATY2b
'In and around Almaty - 2', acrylic on paper, 140 x 150cms

Leeds painter Judith Cain returned to the Chapel Row Gallery where she first showed her botanical paintings in 1998. Her garden and those she has visited in the UK and overseas continue to provide her inspiration. Her travels over the last seven years have taken her to Kazakhstan, Laos, Ecuador and Mexico as well to Scotland and particular gardens or landscapes provided the starting point for the majority of paintings in this exhibition.

Cain’s first love is colour. It is everywhere in her garden and it is primarily what her paintings are about. Paint and plants provide the colour but like any good gardener structure is important too, her paintings like her garden are orderly and carefully composed to please the eye and prompt the imagination.

Cain paints with a light touch building up layers of colour. Using watercolour and acrylics she achieves fresh, vibrant work that contains and evokes memories. She captures the essence of delphiniums so that the viewer immediately recognises their strength of colour, their fragility, their instability.

Here was a show that soothed and lifted the spirits, as the summer ebbed away, and Cain contained it all on paper and canvas.

COURTYARDOLIVE500
'Courtyard: Olive', acrylic on canvas on panel, 13.5 x 14.5ins

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