I'm about to start the process of changing over from our very successful 'Neighbourhood Birds' show to another collection that I look forward to greatly; Lynne Harkes and Helena Emmans.
What I love about artists is the constant development and movement of their work; very obvious to me in Lynne's new pieces. These seem to glow with an inner source of illumination, and the petals have become still more fragile and translucent.
Helena lives and works on the Isle of Skye, one of my favourite places, so I just adore her translations of the landscape and light.
She works outside in mixed media, achieving a very immediate and spontaneous reaction to the view before her, catching the flickering light as it rushes across the land and sea.
Helena and Lynne's work will be going up on the walls from Thursday - official opening on Saturday 15th from 2.30 - 4.30pm
Despite a miserable cold that hampered my efforts to do anything this week, I made it over to ECA for a very brief look at the degree shows.
Apologies to Rachel McKean for the terrible photograph, but it was amazing to see the result of what turned out to be a marathon of painting. We hope to show more of Rachel's work at Bon P in the future, but that may very much depend on whether she can face creating anything again after spending a large part of 2013 working on theses pieces!
See the work at http://www.rachelmckean.net/
Great to have the outside tables full all day yesterday, even if we were too busy to enjoy the experience.
I'm off to Southsea for a couple of days catching up with a school friend (last seen helping hang my show in November in Bon P!), and seem to be leaving Stuart with the generous gift of this horrid cold bug. Oops. Hopefully we will both be back on form by the show opening next weekend...