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Exhibition report 2009

(May 02, 2009)
2009 Exhibition Review
 Leicester Mercury
David Weston is a noted artist with a good reputation.  He's also President of KBGA and scrutisnises all work submitted for its annual exhibition writes Leslie Goodwin.
 
Think of it as quality control - and this is evident in the exhbition, which is staged over the spring bank holiday weekend.
 
This strong and enthusiastic group's show features some attractive and diverse subjects in a variety of media.
 
Chairman Judy Buerling uses acrylic for the unusual subject of seagulls perched on a cliff, in Don't Look Down.  It is in contrast to a vigorous use of watercolour in a  free-flowing figure study Cheerio.  Tony Slater excels with his dramatically lit painting Strong Light at Chepstow, which combines good colour with a loose but controlled use of the medium.  Among the flower painters, Carole Williams once again catches the eye with her expressive watercolours.
 
Julie Penaluna continues to develop her style, which is both vigorous and impressionistic.  The oil painting of the fish market at Heraklion in Crete buzzes with colour and activity to great effect.  Roger Lancaster's considered acrylic medium is built up layer by layer to result in atmosphere and delicate effects - perhaps best seen in the painting of Rutland Water showing Hambleton Old Hall in an eerie light. 
 
Among the traditional landscape painters, Tim Fisher's Old Sheds, Egton Bridge shows an excellent command of the watercolour medium.  Gerry Bean and Tim Hughes delight the eye with Cockley Beck and Olive Oil Mill, Kefalonia, respectively.  My eye was attracted to Nicola Pennill's abstracted landscapes, the best of which is Time and Tide in a limited palette of greys and greens.
 
Finally Weston, who this year celebrates his 40th year as a professional artist, is showing three of his watercolours. The evocative Great Northern Decline shows old railway warehouses awaiting demolition, and captures the mood and sadness to perfection
 
The exhibition runs from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th May from 10 am to 5pm at the Village Hall, Kirby Bellars.
 
Leslie Goodwin
 
 

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