Reflected Silence - Exhibition Opening

You're warmly invited to the opening of our forthcoming exhibition on 16th March from 4pm - 6.30pm. 'Reflected Silence' continues throughout April and exhibits the work of fine Artist Louise Mc Clary. Louise will be at the gallery for the opening of the show.

The exhibition brings together a collection of work which is beautiful, soft, vibrant and abstracted.
Born in Cornwall where she lives and works and from where she draws inspiration for her canvases. Painted in soft colours and tones with titles evoke the elements and countryside she observes every day. Public collections include Cornwall County Council. 2003 Arts Council of England Awards.

‘ I have lived and have my studio in my garden near the upper reaches of the Helford river in Cornwall for the last 24 years, I am surrounded by many aspects of nature that constantly feed me, being inspired both by the rural landscape directly out side my door and the creeks with estuarial mud flats that lie 5 mins down hill from my home, the creeks are lined with ancient oak trees, which are particularly twisted and gnarled sending an incredible lattice work of shapes into the sky, sometimes reflected into the water ..

All this then in turn informs my work, so I go out wandering sometimes with sketch book and or watercolours and record what I see, at other times simply walking and looking is enough. Back in the studio these plain air sketches are no longer referred to, they have served their purpose to help me internalise my landscape. So begins the work of distilling and fragmenting what has been seen and felt, into a more abstracted ‘feeling ‘ landscape. Poetry is something that has also been part of my world that sits alongside the gathering of information in my store tank if you like .. - Louise Mc Clary 2019
The catalogue of work within the show can be seen via our website prior to the show opening.

The exhibition continues until April 27th. The gallery is open (11-5pm) Friday & Saturday and 11-4.30pm Sundays.

In conjunction with the exhibition Louise will be taking part in an Artists talk on 17th March - booking is essential.

And after the success of our first Art Cafe in February there will be another evening of The Art of Mindful Seeing on April 27th - tickets are limited for this event.

Our next Art Cafe in March takes place on March 30th - The Art of Drumming with Nikki Fenwick. For beginners and experienced drummers too.
For further information on the above events and our forthcoming Creative Writing workshop this weekend please visit our website:

And finally we're excited to announce our inaugural Open at The Old Lock Up Gallery!
Dates for artists to submit their work are 26th, 27th and 28th April 2019.
The exhibition will take place on May 11th until June 22nd. For further information visit our website:

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