I take inspiration from my immediate environment often painting outdoors before developing larger or more abstracted works in the studio. Originally from rural Carmarthenshire, I currently paint the Severn Estuary from my home in Portishead.
I often paint in oils using a limited palette to capture the beauty within this often bleak landscape.
Complementary to this I enjoy the representational challenge of portraiture. I have successfully completed a number of commissions and have exhibited at the Holburne Portrait Prize in Bath.
I have shown landscapes and portraits in many galleries and venues in and around Bristol and Bath including the RWA Autumn Exhibition and the Bath Society of Artists. I’ve also exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London with the Royal Institute of Oil painters and ING Discerning Eye exhibitions.
Tea and homemade cakes sold to support Black Nore lighthouse which is accessible from the garden.
Ruth makes atmospheric, painterly hand-made prints of the Estuary and beyond. Combining etching, mono-print and collage, hers is a unique view of North Somerset. She has exhibited widely including at the RWA and Black Swan Arts.
Hamish Young RWA MRSS
Hamish studied Sculpture at the Royal College of Art (1996-1998), became a Royal West of England Academician in 2021 and a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors in 2022. His work is held in the Victoria & Albert Museum collection and private collections. Hamish's work has been exhibited at Royal West of England Academy, Royal Academy of Arts, Saatchi Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. His work is regularly selected in prize exhibitions including the Wales Contemporary, Wells Art Contemporary, New Light Prize, ING Discerning Eye and Trinity Wharf Drawing Prize. He won the Visual Arts Open in 2019 and was awarded first prize for 3D work at Wales Contemporary in 2022.
Hamish's autoethnographic work is concerned with formalising ‘in between’ spaces drawing on feelings associated with loss and abandonment. This often manifests in crossing the boundary of fine art disciplines, objects or materials being removed from one place and placed in another and subject matter of spaces that are between states. Through allusions his work triggers metaphors and personal associations, which allow the viewer to contemplate ambivalence.
From town centre, follow Nore Road, 5th right past The Windmill Inn and old golf course
On street parking.
None, steps down to door.
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