Private View Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7 PM

Places, Spaces and the Point in Between

Exhibition Dates: October 2019 - January 2020

OPEN DAILY 8AM – 8PM

‘Places, Spaces and the Point in Between’ – recent paintings drawing and prints by three East Midlands based artists: Emily Cartwright, Paul Letchworth and Teresa Milnes.
Join us for Preview Night on Thursday 3rd October 6-8pm. The exhibition will be open daily from Friday 4th October for 3 months.
Paul’s canvases investigate abstraction from group gatherings and happenings, Teresa’s paintings explore light, colour and exciting shadows and Emily’s intricate and geometric pattern work astound with their detail.
Emily Cartwright is also available for commissions: come and chat to us about your requirement. Your baby, child, family member or house – great gift idea.
We hope you can join us – bring your family, children, friends and art lovers! Have a look around the gallery, don’t forget we have more work hanging in the bar. We also have a selection of original work and many prints available from other selected artists. Great selection of greeting cards available and a cabinet of gift ideas too!

Private View Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7 PM

ARTISTS FEATURING IN ‘'Places, Spaces and the Point in Between'’

Emily Cartwright

Emily’s artwork is distinguished by dexterity, skill and close attention to detail. In her portraits she works often with pencil and other dry media, but now increasingly includes paint and ink to highlight and accentuate. For her personal artwork she is currently exploring pattern and intricate detail, creating mixed media pieces that have evolved from pen and ink work to include paint, printmaking and papercutting.
Emily is an artist and arts educator based in and around Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. She graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2007 and now divides her time between self-employment and she is currently the Arts Technician at Kesteven and Sleaford High School and a member of Lincolnshire Artists Society. As well as a fine artist, Emily is a stained glass painter, pyrotechnician and mum to one small, enthusiastic toddler

Paul Letchworth

Paul Letchworth is currently exhibiting with us. Paul is a local artist living in Grantham, previously exhibiting at Blue Owl Art. His previous exhibition and series of paintings were inspired by the beauty and dynamism of gallery spaces. His latest series of work takes the gallery “lookers” as inspiration, investigating the relaxed and often unusual poses people stand in when in a gallery space, abstracting and exploring qualities of paint and application. The experience of being in a crowd in a train station, a night club or in a gallery began with the painting “Waterloo”, where the travellers are fixed on the ever changing departures board. Paul will make short sketches, trying to capture the moment or the movement or scene and take a series of photoshoots to further develop the composition in the paintings, using parts of the photos, or sometimes a specific image to inform the work. Paul uses a range of media to build the surfaces of his painting, extensive drawing to map out the work, with oils and spray paints using layering and expressive mark making to create the canvases.
Paul graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1989 and has been a teacher of Art since 1994, currently teaching at Kesteven and Sleaford High School and is a member of Lincolnshire Artists Society.

Teresa Milnes

Introducing Teresa Milnes, one of the three artists currently exhibiting with us in Places, Spaces and the Point in Between.
The secret life of shadows, the deception of reflections and the confusion of contrasts are the inspiration for Teresa’s paintings. Turbulence and timelessness, stability and motion are the elements she endeavours to capture.
Whilst her daughter is often her subject, it is always the contrast of energy and calm, and the subtle transience of colour in ever-changing light which catches her attention. The produce of her garden provides much material for Teresa’s paintings. In these she explores the jewel-like colours and sculptural forms of humble fruits and vegetables and their accompanying dramatic and exaggerated shadows.
Her more recent works are responses to the architecture and exhibits in the Natural History Museum in London, as well as the book ‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah Harari. The unfathomable chasm of time between a planet uninhabited by our species and the present. Our flagrant vandalism for the many fragile eco-systems of the Earth and our unmanageable dependence on fossil fuels, the life that existed countless millennia ago. On the edge of consciousness is the dawning realisation that genetic engineering is edging closer to reviving extinct and ancient creatures. Shadows of the past tangling and morphing with reality towards an uncertain future.
Teresa graduated from Bretton Hall College (Leeds University) in 1989 and has been a teacher of Art for 19 years at Kesteven and Sleaford High School.