Togetherness

Welcome to our new “Online Exhibitions Page” We are still working out how exactly we will use it, so please bear with us as things evolve and let us know your thoughts.

After months of isolation, “Togetherness” is what we’ve all been yearning for. Usually, this time of year is filled with music festivals, Pride events, open studios, beach trips etc. . . . so many ways to be together.

Here’s how some of our artists have explored togetherness from their studios.

Three versions of The Selecter in performance

Stella Tooth was inspired by the togetherness message of  2Tone band The Selecter to paint these striking images of Pauline Black and Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson in performance. The drive of 2Tone music was to defuse racial tensions in Thatcher’s Britain and that anti-racist message is just as relevant today.

“Gunmetal Sky inspired by Eph 6v10” by Sara Sherwood

“Gunmetal Sky”  a message of peace for the community.

Sara is a keen advocate of  True Hearts Unite a new campaign with bold plans to support our young people and help bring about a peaceful and positive future for them.

“Young people are our future and they need our love and support…..”

Find out more at www.trueheartsunite.co.uk

Preparatory sketches for a much larger painting which will be called 'Father's Pride'.

Preparatory  sketches  for a much larger painting which will be called ‘Father’s Pride’.

“I am trying to convey the sense of pride that a father has when his son feels comfortable enough to express his identity and his feelings.”

Finding Beauty in a Zoom Tai Chi session

Claire tells us about her recent painting;

“In these interesting times as an artist, I have been inspired by all sorts of things.
I have really noticed body language and indeed beauty on Zoom.

Last week in my virtual Tai Chi session I was captivated by my friend the lovely Marianna.

Being Italian, she is naturally expressive, but the depth of attention that she offered the class as a virtual student really struck me.

Thank you Marianna for inspiring me.”

You can see more of Claire’s sensitive work at http://www.clairethorogoodart.com/