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The Inspirational South West Exhibition

posted 07 Feb 2020

The Inspirational South West Exhibition

14th January – 21st February

Our current exhibition at the Octagon Theatre, produced by Creative Coverage and entitled ‘The Inspirational South West’ brings together seven local artists from the South West in a splendid display of locality.

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Creative Coverage support artists from across the region promoting and publicising high-quality artworks. On display is artwork from Jennifer Evans, George Paul Sainsbury, Joanna Commings, Pearl Gatehouse, Pat Regnart, Rebecca Monks, and Miranda Pender.

Jennifer is a Dorset based artist, who prefers to work primarily in watercolour so to capture the fast-changing English weather. Jenifer paints a variety of animals, flowers and landscapes.

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George is a Dorset based artist, painting mainly in oils his recent work has been divided between small intimate still life paintings and costal landscapes in which he records the ever-changing weather, light and atmosphere.
 

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 Joanna is a landscape and portraiture artist now based in Somerset, however for many years Joanna lived in Cornwall getting her inspiration from the moody dramatic coastline. She is now enjoying discovering a new landscape often capturing the Blackdown Hills, Quantocks and the Mendips.

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Pearl captures the coastline and landscapes of her home county, Dorset, in her paintings. Pearl’s paintings are inspired by emotional reaction to a place, as she spends time mark making, feeling the atmosphere, looking for rhythms in nature, and elegant lines, which she then captures in her artwork.
 

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Pat is a landscape and botanical artist based in Somerset. Pat has been painting since she was a child and continues to capture the wonderful landscapes and colours that made a lasting impression in her childhood.

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 Rebecca is based in Devon, she is a surrealist abstract artist whose inspiration comes from meditation: “I paint what seems to be asking to be painted”.
 

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Miranda is a Dorset based artist who produces vibrant collage paintings. She works in a variety of media to produce wonderfully intricate images, often inspired by botanical micrographs; these images are then torn up and reconstructed to create quirkily stylised representations of animals, insects, plants and fossils, brilliantly embellished with metallics, glitter, and gems.

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The exhibition runs up until the 21st February.

All our exhibitions at the Octagon are free for the public to view, and open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm with later opening until 9pm on performance days.

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