Wood, stone, steel and paint coming to the Gibberd Gallery

Lifestyle / Thu 16th Jul 2015 at 05:37pm

Gibberd JulyWOOD, Stone, Steel and Paint is a fascinating mix of works by two artists who have lived and worked together in Roydon in Essex for nearly 50 years.

Angela Godfrey received her first sculpture commission in 1964; in 2014 she was chosen to provide works for a prestigious project for the rebuilding of Longford cathedral in Ireland and in the intervening years has received numerous commissions. She has a gift to relate her work to specific locations, whether a nature reserve, a church interior or a building facade and these are demonstrated in the exhibition, illustrated with models, drawings, photographs and original pieces.

Alongside these are sculptures carved in wood and stone in which texts and natural forms are intergrated into the sculptural whole. Recently she has also been using stainless steel.

Alan Burgess paints in a variety of media: oils on canvas, acrylic, watercolour and gouache on paper and also draws in a range of materials.

His major painting project “Fifty Great British Trees” has travelled the country in a number of exhibitions including The Tree Council, London, The Boxfield Gallery, Stevenage, Wimpole Hall, near Royston and the Westonbirt National Arboretum, Gloucestershire. The veteran oaks in the park of Hatfield House have produced some exciting paintings and now he is concentrating his attention on the endangered ash trees, a number of which will be seen in this exhibition.

A common theme for both artists is a love of trees and nature. Alan’s particular passion has led him to become a keen conservationist. Angela is showing her lively and carefully observed Lake District drawings of rocks and trees.

With its works varied in medium, subject matter and scale this will be an enthralling exhibition.
www.gibberdgallery.co.uk www.angelagodfrey.co.uk www.alanburgess.co.uk

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