I am pleased to be exhibiting with two close colleagues this year at the Gallery@theSpa in Bridlington. The exhibition is entitled ‘Three Journeys’ and features the mixed media of Rob Gobel, the picturesque oils of Penny McLean and yours truly. The exhibition runs from 1st August all the way through to the 2nd September. The gallery is open daily from about 10.00 am to 4.30 pm and admission is free. At least one of us will be at the gallery most days but just contact me if you have a specific date in mind and I’ll try to be there to meet up.
From traditional to colourful expressionism Rob brings life to the Yorkshire Coast, Yorkshire Wolds and further afield. Travelling widely and absorbing the light, space and colours of open landscape he produces mixed media painting done mostly “en plein air”. This is easier done in the warmer climes of France or a Scandinavian summer than the challenge of painting the East Coast of Yorkshire in the biting winds of winter!
Penny studied at the Edinburgh College of Art before going into teaching. Inspired by the Scottish painter’s love of colour, texture and expressive brushwork reflecting nature’s natural rhythms in the landscape she realised the techniques could be applied anywhere from the clear light of the Mediterranean to the gentle light of Yorkshire. Even if a scene is not spectacular in the accepted sense Penny proves there is much to see whether it’s the mood, colour, light, patterns or textures all beautifully captured in her oil paintings.
Me…I fell off a ladder and paint watercolours!