An exhibition of paintings by Eliza Parker, Andrew Walworth and Christabel Forbes


The gallery will be open from February 16th to March 8th
Saturday and Sunday
10am to 4pm


Stacks Image 63
Stacks Image 65
Stacks Image 61
Eliza Parker 
 
The subject matter for my paintings is whatever is around me.  Objects and ceramics I’ve collected all my life.  The fruit and vegetables we might be eating that day. Seasonal flowers.  And the landscapes around me,  now mainly in the West Country.  There is always something that , regrouped, or in a new light or in a changed season, excites me.
 
I work in both acrylic and oil.   I approach each subject differently and instinctively, though I have been trained at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art in London.  
 
If you were to ask me who my favourite painters are I’d say Nicolas de Stael for his abstracted figures and landscapes, Joan Eardley, the Scottish painter, for her free and loose style in her wild landscapes, and Morandifor the simplicity and neutral tones of his still life. All very last century!!
 
I have exhibited in France and in London.  
Christabel Forbes

Christabel is a London based artist. She studied Fine Art at Falmouth University and continued with a Master level course at The Royal Drawing School. Her work looks at the direct contact from the visual world. She creates purely through observational drawings which are then turned into further works relating to her surroundings. With a strong interest in reality and the imagination, her art explores every day scenes as well as curating a new space.

Although her work always begins with drawing, Christabel experiments with a wide range of media including oil, ink and watercolour. She loves travelling, and has been on art residencies in many countries, most recently in India and Europe. Her paintings are full of life and colour. Her art work can be found on her website: 
https://www.christabelforbes.co.uk/
Alongside her art, Christabel works in education. She teaches in schools, from elementary to secondary as well as individual projects and sees great importance in the creative arts education system.