Lin Kerr’s new series of large and small still life with dappled-light evokes mood and transience on the canvas, orchestrated by plants and beautiful objects. In these oil paintings, there is a tension between timelessness and the passing of time. Many of the canvases have an increased sense of physicality in the added mending / stitching in the Japanese style of Sashiko. Smaller canvases of succulents, houseplants and fruit abound as pops of colour amongst the larger serene canvases.
In a different mood, stylised collaged oil paintings set against a backdrop of silver birch trees can be enjoyed for the tipped perspectives, patterns of leaves and bark and the scattering or rose hips or roses. There is a sophisticated naivete in the combination of deep and shallow space. All the paintings are beautifully framed.
Lin is also a watercolourist and paints an abundance of flowers loosely drawn and flooded with colour. Her painting (available as a giclee print) Bluebells and salt dish was selected for the Royal Institute of watercolours at the Mall Galleries.
This year Lin will be exhibiting with four other professional artists in the delightful village of Blewbury. Visit to feast your eyes on Yvette Phillips’ exquisite embroideries and Josie Clouting’s loose, expressive landscapes. We’ll be exhibiting alongside Eleanor Wong who is showing vibrant energetic semi-abstracts, often including animals. Julian March is a potter and has a colourful range of ceramics which are both functional and decorative.
The Artweeks exhibition at Blewbury is a great start for a Grand Day Out in the country and is just across the road from Savages Garden centre which has a tea room where you can top up on tea and cake.
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