This month we are blessed with an exhibition by husband and wife team Brian and Maggie Robinson
For nearly 25 years Brian and Maggie have shared the same studio space and been a constant support to one another in the development of their work and individual styles. Although they are very different artists both have realised the value of working consistently to their own ‘theme’ and they hope that these will be illustrated in the work shown in this exhibition.
Brian’s focus and interest has always been ‘The poignancy of dereliction’. Old vehicles no longer in use just left abandoned in the countryside, barns or sheds that are gradually disintegrating, objects that were once of value that are no longer required but are left to fall apart, broken and rusty. Most of these items are often found in the quiet of the countryside which in itself he sometimes like to capture. His medium is watercolour painted on a surface of gesso which gives him the opportunity to ‘lift off’ paint in a way that cannot be achieved with paint on paper.
Maggie began her series ‘The music of the landscape’ about seven years ago having moved back up to the North of England to countryside that was closer to her heart and therefore far more significant for her to study and paint. She chose her theme because having studied music and played instruments for most of her life she decided to translate her understanding of music into her interpretations of the landscape, looking for musical elements such as melody harmony and rhythm and attempting to draw the viewer to those aspects of all that is around us in our beautiful National Parks. She particularly uses colour and the marks that she makes to achieve this expression.
Both Brian and Maggie have exhibited in the Mall Galleries, London, for many years, Brian with The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and Maggie with The Society of Women Artists and The Royal Society of British Artists.
The gallery is open 10 - 5 Wed - Sun we hope you can visit this wonderful show.