Louise Banks, Charlotte Ellis, Claire Belcher


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Seaglass Gallery 6 Brookfield Cottages The Strand Lympstone Devon
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Louise Banks Charlotte Ellis Claire Belcher
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Louise Banks is interested in our human desire to leave land and the ways we interact with water. She was born on a boat to parents who lived on the water. She enjoys exploring effects of translucency, layering colours as glazes in gesso, ink, gouache and watercolour; methods that show what lies beneath the surface. The village is one of the few in the area where there is still small scale commercial fishing. Her practice is partly an attempt to document this activity and record the centrality of life that revolves around the harbour. Charlotte Ellis a semi abstract acrylic painter and print-maker based in East Devon. The colours and textures she uses are those that she sees around her as she sits and paints on the foreshore of the river Exe or wanders across Dartmoor. The big skies and the light on the water and tors are ever changing and this her inspiration. Her art is intrinsically linked to the natural world. As she swims and walks, she embraces the nature around her and the birds in flight above. When painting, she aims to recreate the sense of peace she feels when in nature. This relationship between art and well-being interests her greatly so she uses this passion to run both lino printing and painting workshops in Seaglass Gallery in Lympstone. Claire Belcher is a Lympstone based pyrography artist creating unique pieces inspired by the natural beauty of wood. Claire is a Professor of Fire Ecology, at the University of Exeter, so perhaps it is no surprise that she also uses fire in her creative practice, where she hand-burns her pieces. She enhances her pyrography with acrylic or watercolour paint. Her works typically feature animals and waterscapes, often crossing the land-water divide. She primarily works with highly grained wood, working with the pattern of the wood to create the environment or movement within the piece. But she also works on turned wood and on paper. Anything that was built from sunlight and air to breathe life into her work.
'Watching Water' Three Lympstone artists reflect on the centrality of water on village life. The atmosphere, colours, textures and life of the Exe are explored through paintings, lino prints and pyrography. Join a lino printing workshop on either the 10th, 11th or 16th of September, contact info@seaglassgallery.co.uk for further information.


We are in the centre of Lympstone Village close to Lympstone Village Railway Station and on the Exe Estuary Cycle Trail.
2 minutes walk away from Underhill Carpark (East Devon CC).
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