Local artist Jane Shepherd exhibits a series of paintings exploring colour and texture in mixed media, that create imagined landscapes inspired by photographs and memories. These are on show in the Anna McDowell Garden Room from 28 August to 05 September. Please click on the image (above) to see the whole painting.
Jane writes: “I am an artist from Melbury Abbas who uses found materials and acrylic paint to create mixed media paintings of landscapes both real and imagined. I have made art all my life and love the creative process. I find that starting with an assortment of papers and materials like thin coloured foils and my paints with no pre concept of how the piece will develop, exciting and immersive. Each picture grows from layers of randomly torn paper stuck onto the colour washed background. Paint is added to enhance areas creating the landscape.”
Entrance to Gold Hill Museum and Jane’s exhibition is free. A free catalogue of all the artists taking part in the BV Art Trail is available at the Museum and other venues. Other temporary exhibitions still on at Gold Hill Museum include The Making of the Hovis Ad, Childhood and Doll’s Houses, and items relating to John Rutter, the Turbulent Quaker of Shaftesbury.