Drawn to Landscape
10th February - 15th March
The Sanctuary Studio & Gallery launches its 2024 schedule of exhibitions with a mixed collection of painting, ceramics and handmade print. Titled Drawn to the Landscape, this exhibition brings together established and up-and-coming artists that take a brushed, linear, drawn or etched approach to expressing the wild beauty of the British landscape.
A selection of work from each of the artists is available to view and purchase on our 'Works' page, click the button below to explore. If you would like more information, photos or video about a particular artists work, please do not hesitate to email or telephone us and we will be happy to help.
Bev Campbell’s work responds to the empty moorlands, wild coastline and remote mountain landscapes of the British Isles. Working primarily ‘en plein air’, she recreates the ever-changing atmospheres of our island weather systems and the shifting patterns of light on the landscape through layering, destroying and then re-layering glazes of oil paint using found objects such as seaweed and grass, alongside brushes and palette knives, until the final image emerges.
Sue Mundy is a ceramic artist specialising in hand-built sculptural forms. Nature is a constant theme in her work, and this collection explores the shapes and surface textures of trees. Sue builds organically inspired vessels and narrow, bottle-like forms with etched surfaces and natural, branch-like junctions which are created by the breaking and re-joining of clay. Sue is an elected member of The Craft Potters Association.
Artist Janet James’ passion for the landscape is inspired by the Cotswolds and her travels around the United Kingdom, France and Italy. Her semi-abstracted images focus on colour and texture using oils, watercolours, pastel and acrylics and a variety of approaches to mark making, which include a layering of drawn or scratched lines and brushed or free running paint, combined to capture the tranquillity or raw energy of the sea and land.
Ceramicist and printmaker Yvette Glaze captures the detail and flow of landscape through pattern and colour. Her collagraphs, lino prints and drypoint etchings are defined by a lively, illustrative style and a powerful simplicity. This is echoed in her slab-built ceramics, which are made using layers of slips, coloured clays and various drawing methods to create bright, multi-layered surface design.
Briony Jenkins works in oils and soft pastel, occasionally combining them to express the inspirational beauty of the wide, uninterrupted skies around her studio in the far North East of Scotland. In particular, she captures the momentary and mesmerising quality of shifting clouds through a sensitive rendering of deep shadow, infused light, and the glow of the sun as it rises, arcs and fades to the darkness of a northern night.
Rising young artist Perienne Christian lives and works in the Forest of Dean. She studied Fine Art and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and was then awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Drawing School in London. In paint, pencil and even thread, she brings landscapes, personal stories and memories together to create beautifully detailed and richly narrative works of art. Perienne has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Buckingham Palace and Christie’s, New York.
Ed Wooley studied illustration at the Southampton Institute. His paintings take inspiration from the dramatic landscape of South Wales where he lives and works, particularly the lush valleys and the Gwent levels, with their dramatic sea-views across the Severn Estuary. Working in oils, Ed aims to capture the stillness or turbulence of landscape and sky, in a palette of bright, natural colours.
Uschi Arens Price
Jeweller Uschi Arens Price studied silversmithing at Bristol School of Art and Design. She uses fusing and reticulation techniques to create exquisite pieces inspired by flowers, leaves and other natural forms, sometimes with the addition of dichroic glass to add colour, texture and sparkle.
A member of the Gloucestershire Guild since 2000.
Over several decades Uschi has exhibited in many galleries and exhibitions and regularly shows new work.