Victoria Clarke and Matt Simmonds


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Oakley, Rundle Road, Newton Abbot
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TQ12 2PY
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Accessible only via steps coming up from Rundle Road, or via a quiet and unpaved public footpath coming down from Seymour Road.
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Matt Simmonds
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Victoria Clarke is an artist and trainee therapist. She is captivated by the drama and solace found in nature, and interested in the soothing aspects of creating art. Victoria’s latest works come from a deep meditation on the red clay found in Devon; the unique shades of the cliffs and sand. Using pigments created from local locations she has created several abstract expressionist pieces whilst exploring notions of the subconscious. Matt Simmonds is a local artist and therapeutic arts practitioner. He is influenced by mindfulness, zen and stoic philosophies, along with repetition, often found within mundane tasks, flipping the narrative on something as basic as mopping a floor, or chopping wood, can provide a starting point from which to explore a never-ending world of possible outcomes. Using bold colours and loose gestural marks to achieve a flow state that celebrates both the process of painting and the positivity of living.
Victoria is influenced by and obsessed with the solace, captivation and drama found in nature and loves to create pigments using Devon earth, sand and rock. Matt uses loose gestural mark-making, along with bold colours, to produce both abstract and representational works. Influences include Mindfulness, repetition and emotional response.


Oakley is last house on private end of Rundle Road. Accessible only via steps up from Rundle Road, or via a quiet, unpaved public footpath down from Seymour Road. The Studio is external to the house, at the back.
Parking v limited - best park in Cricketfield Car Park or Seymour Rd
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