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Work

Stephanie Brunton & Colin Whitaker at The Horsebridge Centre Whitstable from 5th – 11th February 2020. The theme of Work describes some of the settings of the paintings by Colin who is concerned by the places where work is carried out now or was performed in the past. For example his ‘Blast Wall’ series of paintings were inspired by a wall at the Gunpowder Works near Faversham. The there is interpreted as the act of work perhaps in the dancers of Stephanie’s paintings.

Three exhibitions

Trinity Arts is the first of three exhibitions in quick succession. Opening on Monday 24th June 2019 for one week. Then comes the ESOP end of year exhibition at Mile End Pavilion which has a preview evening on Wednesday 3rd July so please come and have a drink with us.

On Monday 8th July I am hanging the final exhibition at Stag Coffee House in Canterbury which will be showing for 4 weeks so please pop in when you are in town.

Time to regroup and reflect

After a long and very successful exhibition with my dear friend and fellow painter, Natalie Bennett, I am happy to be back in the studio.   I am also working hard towards my Masters in the History and Philosophy of Art.   I am in the throws of writing a proposal for my dissertation which will centre around the work of Marlene Dumas.   Also just at the moment I am researching the work of Frederick Sommer and William Kentridge.   I have long admired Kentridge’s work but know little about Sommer.   They both combine drawing with other media which add layers of meaning and poignancy to the work that they make.

 

Only two weeks to go!!

peace be with youColin and I are both working hard in our respective studios in preparation for our exhibition ‘Two of us’.   We are lucky enough to have both the large and small galleries at the horsebridge so we are thinking what to do with the smaller gallery.   Perhaps a view into the mind of a painter?   Stuff collected and sometimes used, sometimes rejected.   Our work is often based around memories or journeys and photographs and postcards collected as aide memoire.   Back to the studio now ….

Exhibition approaching

My exhibition with Colin Whitaker is fast approaching so I have been in the studio working hard.   The exhibition is called ‘Two of Us’ and the idea is from the song by the Beatles.

Two of us riding nowhere
Spending someone’s
Hard earned pay
Two of us Sunday driving
Not arriving

On our way back home
We’re on our way home
We’re on our way home
We’re going home

Two of us sending postcards
Writing letters
On my wall
You and me burning matches
Lifting latches

On our way back home
We’re on our way home
We’re on our way home
We’re going home

You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead

Two of us wearing raincoats
Standing so low
In the sun
You and me chasing paper
Getting nowhere

On our way back home
We’re on our way home
We’re on our way home
We’re going home

Our paintings are based on our memories of places, people and things – journeys that we have made and the things that we see.

Horsebridge Centre – 21st September – 28th September