the fletcher gate art gallery presents
sky arts landscape artist of 2017
We are thrilled to be bringing the work of Tom Voyce to a Nottingham audience and beyond.
At just 28 years of age Tom has come a long way from his Fine Arts Masters degree at Aberystwyth University in Wales to win the prestigious SKY ARTS LANDSCAPE ARTIST OF THE YEAR in 2017.
Impressing the judges with his powerful and distinctive landscapes, his prize was a £10,000 commission from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, where he was invited to paint the view from the legendary playwright Noel Coward’s home in Jamaica.
Tom’s style emerges from the American Modernism of the 1960’s where artists like Diebenkorn and De Kooning were conveying the visual experience of the three-dimensional world into the concept of flat painting.
At first glance Tom’s paintings bare a striking resemblance to the works of the Richard Diebenkorn. But on closer inspection it becomes apparent that Tom chose the ‘American Master’ only as a grounds of departure. Painted on a very intimate small-scale-form, Tom’s landscapes have an ability to mesmerize us on an abstract level.
In Tom’s paintings, Diebenkorn’s flat cartography is suddenly transformed into the full three-dimensional perspective of Renaissance, reminiscing its linear perspective and disappearing into a vanishing point as if we were invited to move on from Diebenkorn’s modern era of 20th Century to the post modern era of 21st Century where the flatness of painting is no longer a necessary concept or guarantee of Modern Art…
We revel in these rectilinear images so gorgeous and meticulously planned, with their “tension beneath the calm”. Their measured thinking, exacting geometry and abstract freedom is Tom’s greatest contribution to the ‘Successive Contemporary’.
THE EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING :
SHOWING IN NOTTINGHAM FOR THE FIRST TIME
JOYCE GUNN CAIRNS, MBE
One of Scotland’s most cherished artists, with 9 portraits in the permanent collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Jan Patience, The Herald, 11 Oct 2013. "A lover of literature as well as an artist whose robust yet strangely delicate figurative paintings and portraits of prominent cultural figures are much sought after, Gunn Cairns is a walking talking buzzball of nervous energy".
OPENING NIGHT: SATURDAY 19th MAY 2018
doors open 6.30pm.
Wine and canapés will be served. Parties welcome.
CAR PARKING: The Lace Market Car Park (Directly opposite the gallery. Post Code NG1 2FZ)
We hope you can join us.
George and Claire
Gallery Owner & Gallery Manager
THE FLETCHER GATE FINE ART GALLERY PRESENTS
THE WINTER COLLECTION 2018
AN EXHIBITION OF NEW PAINTINGS AND ORIGINAL BRONZES BY ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING ARTISTS
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Sarah Watson - Artist's Studio
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'Carbis Bay' by Darren Stevenson
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