We are exhibiting two strands of Sophie’s prodigious skill. Her large, impressionistic canvasses are inspired by the sea, sky and the undulating landscape of the South Downs using a variety of techniques to produce unforgettable images. The impressionistic works are complemented by large canvasses taken from her ‘Forgotten Beauties’ series. A collaboration with photographer Tillmann Pretscher which has produced exceptionally detailed artwork using rare, endangered, weird and wonderful insects. The unusual combination of photography and painting has resulted in exceptionally colourful and mesmerising images derived from the intimate study of nature itself.
As a complete contrast the Gallery shows recent large urban landscapes by up and coming artist Oliver Mitchell. This talented young artist has developed a fascinating, distinctive style depicting bustling streets in a vibrant, semi abstract display. Full of energy and vigour these large, colourful canvasses demand attention.