Collection: Nature of Life Exhibition

 

We are launching a new show “The Nature of Life” on May 24th from 6-9pm. 10 artists and makers will feature, some known in the gallery and some new to Dartmouth. You can see 2 items from each artist as a preview which are available to buy now but cannot be sent until the end of the show.

Owner Sarah Duggan is thrilled to be showing a group of 9 new paintings from local artist of over 40 years, John Gillo, which depict Dartmouth as well as the local coastline. This will be the largest collection of John’s originals for several years.  Somerset artist Lucy Howard will also be showing a new collection of humourous paintings many depicting ladies in everyday home life. Lucy’s paintings are new to Baxters but her cards are known by many of our customers.

Sculpture will be shown in many materials with gallery favourites Simon Griffiths and Christine Cummings both creating new ceramic collections for the exhibition. It will be wonderful to see Simon Griffith’s owls and birds of prey in the gallery again and Christine Cummings has taken the opportunity of the show to make exciting large feature pieces of dogs and other animals.

New maker to the gallery is David Mayne, a sculptor of national repute who creates oxidised steel groups of trees some with animals, others with people and also cycling scenes, something of a passion for David. Another new sculptor to Baxters is Alice-Andrea Ewing who wax casts solid bronze fruit and nuts. They are beautiful table pieces and wonderfully tactile. Wood artist Steve Mansfield is known well in the gallery for his characterful driftwood birds and we are excited to be showing some new larger pieces that can be put into the ground as well as a flock of indoor birds.

It wouldn’t be a Baxters show without some ceramics and Sarah is very excited to be showing the work of 2 makers new to the gallery.  Debbie Barber is a ceramic artist who specialises in Raku and smoke fired ceramics.  Her love of pattern and inspiration from the natural world – trees, plants and the birds in her garden influence her beautiful work. Denise Brown creates illustrated vessels inspired by themes from around the British coastline but she has also used the local Dartmouth landscape to translate into designs particularly for the show. They promise to be a wonderful group.

The final artist in the group is one who showed successfully in Baxers for many years. Sarah is very happy to welcome back Janine Partington and her beautifully drawn copper and enamel panels. These will be available in different sizes and depicting subjects from the natural world.

The exhibition can be seen until June 14th

23 products
  • Arranging the Tulips
    Arranging the Tulips
    Vendor
    Lucy Howard
    Regular price
    £120.00
    Sale price
    £120.00
  • Barn Owl on tall post SOLD
    Barn Owl on tall post SOLD
    Vendor
    Simon Griffiths
    Regular price
    £620.00
    Sale price
    £620.00
  • Bronze Conference Pear
    Bronze Conference Pear
    Vendor
    Alice-Andrea-Ewing
    Regular price
    £185.00
    Sale price
    £185.00
  • Bronze Walnut
    Bronze Walnut
    Vendor
    Alice-Andrea-Ewing
    Regular price
    £95.00
    Sale price
    £95.00
  • By the Sea
    By the Sea
    Vendor
    Janine Partington
    Regular price
    £130.00
    Sale price
    £130.00
  • Ceramic cheetah on a hill
    Ceramic cheetah on a hill
    Vendor
    Christine Cummings
    Regular price
    £100.00
    Sale price
    £100.00
  • Ceramic sitting cheetah
    Ceramic sitting cheetah
    Vendor
    Christine Cummings
    Regular price
    £200.00
    Sale price
    £200.00
  • Ceramic spaniel on a hill SOLD
    Ceramic spaniel on a hill SOLD
    Vendor
    Christine Cummings
    Regular price
    £395.00
    Sale price
    £395.00
  • Daisy Chains
    Daisy Chains
    Vendor
    Lucy Howard
    Regular price
    £110.00
    Sale price
    £110.00
  • DB02 Small vessel black headed gulls and oystercatchers
    DB02 Small vessel black headed gulls and oystercatchers
    Vendor
    Denise Brown
    Regular price
    £60.00
    Sale price
    £60.00
  • DB04 Small vessel harbour cottages and castle with cottages and lighthouse
    DB04 Small vessel harbour cottages and castle with cottages and lighthouse
    Vendor
    Denise Brown
    Regular price
    £60.00
    Sale price
    £60.00
  • DB13 Tall vessel harbour cottages
    DB13 Tall vessel harbour cottages
    Vendor
    Denise Brown
    Regular price
    £100.00
    Sale price
    £100.00
  • DB15 Tall vessel oystercatchers and terns
    DB15 Tall vessel oystercatchers and terns
    Vendor
    Denise Brown
    Regular price
    £100.00
    Sale price
    £100.00
  • Greedy Gull
    Greedy Gull
    Vendor
    Steve Mansfield
    Regular price
    £95.00
    Sale price
    £95.00
  • Heron
    Heron
    Vendor
    Steve Mansfield
    Regular price
    £250.00
    Sale price
    £250.00
  • Raku birds
    Raku birds
    Vendor
    Debbie Barber
    Regular price
    Sold out
    Sale price
    £55.00
  • Raku footed bowl - flowers
    Raku footed bowl - flowers
    Vendor
    Debbie Barber
    Regular price
    £130.00
    Sale price
    £130.00
  • River at Noss Painting
    River at Noss Painting
    Vendor
    John Gillo
    Regular price
    £950.00
    Sale price
    £950.00
  • Rook on reclaimed wood
    Rook on reclaimed wood
    Vendor
    Simon Griffiths
    Regular price
    £520.00
    Sale price
    £520.00
  • Start Point Painting
    Start Point Painting
    Vendor
    John Gillo
    Regular price
    £1,200.00
    Sale price
    £1,200.00
  • The Quiet Wood
    The Quiet Wood
    Vendor
    David Mayne
    Regular price
    £180.00
    Sale price
    £180.00
  • The Way Through
    The Way Through
    Vendor
    Janine Partington
    Regular price
    £130.00
    Sale price
    £130.00
  • Woodland
    Woodland
    Vendor
    David Mayne
    Regular price
    £200.00
    Sale price
    £200.00