Our three creative spaces will be open throughout Devon Open Studios, currently the home of Claire Harmer and William Mills and Ian Cox.
Claire is drawn to both painting and printmaking. Whatever the medium, contemporary landscapes would come closest to describing the work. Inspired by views from the most local in The Bay, to Cumbria and New Zealand. Among the displayed works, sketchbooks and pinboards you will find colour, texture, layers and many horizons.
William’s abstract compositions capture the development of identity over the passage of time. His expressive and multi-layered paintings can be viewed as seascapes, skyscapes, or a world in between. ‘My work is bold, expressive, and atmospheric, capturing something simultaneously fluent and graceful, yet towering, turbulent and contemplative.’
Ian’ s work is a reflection on the coastal and moorland landscapes of Devon and Cornwall. He produces detailed images by combining digitally reworked photographs and drawings to produce hand-cut limited edition relief lino prints. His practice is about the discovery of the narratives concealed within his subject matter, while the process and techniques of printmaking allow him to explore and redefine the textures, tones, light and form that give shape and definition to those ideas.
The exhibition will provide the opportunity to meet the artists and view new works in progress.
Wednesday to Sunday