IN HER ELEMENT - PREVIEW 6pm - 8pm, 21st September
'In Her Element' is a new exhibition from Jill Wilkinson, an artist we have have not featured before at Yarmouth Gallery. At first glance these paintings may seem purely abstract but a few moments of contemplation by anyone who knows the Island's wild beaches soon starts to reveal the source of Jill's inspiration to be the South West coast of the Island which is just a short walk from her home.
Working directly in the landscape is part of Jill's practice and many of these works are made using not conventional painting media but the local clay itself, combined with predominantly indigo ink. This gives the paintings their characteristic earthy tones: these works are not simply about the natural environment but of it.
Yarmouth seen across Sand Hard from Norton is the subject of this latest acrylic painting by Anne Toms. Sketched on a day of passing showers and changing light the scene is dominated by the sky. In the foreground the flag marks the tiny 'harbour' at the end of the Norton sea-defense wall and the white sand of Norton Spit curves away towards Yarmouth Harbour and Town. It is painted on stretched canvas 80cm(h) x 100cm(w) and can be seen at Yarmouth Gallery. Inquiries: 01983 761424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.