The Pines Garden Gallery opened in February 2020 and showcases the work of established artists from St Margaret’s Bay, Dover, Deal and Canterbury, who work with themes focused on nature, biodiversity, marine environments, flora and fauna. David Souter Artist and Art Curator in Residence at The Bay Trust says “The connection between Art and Nature has existed since early humans scratched on cave walls. Apart from providing endless inspiration and stimulation for artists many of the mediums they use to create their work wood, charcoal, clay, paint, graphite, water etc. are all products of nature. Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature it will never fail you.’ With these thoughts in mind I brought together a number of established East Kent artists to exhibit with me at the gallery.
The exhibition enables the artists to involve within their practise the facility to create new works to stimulate the exhibition. On show will be a large number of framed signed limited edition prints as well as mounted only prints. All prints will be for sale and prices range from £45 to £200 with some larger pieces also on show.
The exhibiting artists are:
Ruth Dalzell from Whitstable - Studied Fine Art at Leeds and Newcastle. Figurative / impressionistic work / lino prints.
Vicky Emptage from Whitstable - Studied at Middlesex and Goldsmiths College of Art. Absorbed by the sea, marine life, memories and what happens next.
Dominic Harper from Deal - Studied Art / Design at Watford and Loughborough. Works within many disciplines.
Liza Harding from Deal- Studied at Maidstone and St Martins College of Art. The sea, sky and birds, has her own printing presses.
Petrina Haywood from St Margaret’s Bay - Studied Fine Art at Ravensbourne College of Art. The local environment, flora and fauna.
David Souter from St Margaret’s Bay - Studied at The Royal College of Art. Cliffs, the sea, natural forms, local vistas.
Bruce Williams from Whitstable - Studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design. Figurative work relating to the East coast of Kent.
So, if you are interested in how art relates to nature, the sea, the East Kent coastline etc., then you will find this a gallery that you should frequent either to observe or to purchase works produced with skill and integrity. You can also sample our delicious tearoom lunches, tea and cakes in the Tea Rooms and Museum or take a stroll in The Pines Garden, a six acre public garden with a magnificent views of the channel and white cliffs as well as a bronze statue of Winston Churchill and a beautiful living lake. For any enquiries regarding the gallery, please contact David Souter, Artist / In-house Curator: firstname.lastname@example.org