August 1995 Halesworth gallery

Published by micro press, 27 Norwich Road, Halesworth.

AN all-women exhibition, entitled ‘Spirited Nature’, runs from July 29th until August 17th.

Claire Denny, who studied at Norwich and at the Royal College of Art, centers her work on the cultivated environment of the garden moving out towards the landscape.

Rachel Limbrick uses linocuts and paper-work to observe plant growth closely, using both bold strokes and delicate drawings. She now lives and works near Diss.

Rhonda Whitehead is gaining a considerable reputation for her paintings of Norfolk water-lands, revealing plant life and the depths of water with intense colors and layers of paint. She is involved in wetland conservation. Her studio is at Mendham.

 For the final all-professional show of the season – August 19th to September 7th -Halesworth Gallery brings together three local artists.

Margaret Arthur of Southold has returned to painting after a long break. Her oil paintings feature Southwold’s water towers and the Suffolk shoreline, with an abstract treatment using rich ‘sunset’ colors.

Adrian Rose is a highly-qualified musician whose talents have turned to the visual arts. His collages of geometric shapes owe much to the work and encouragement of Margaret Mellis and her late husband Francis Davison.

Adrian’s furniture painting uses bold color and pattern; he works in his 19th century Halesworth cottage, and takes commissions. Simon Hoffman uses glass as his creative medium – fused and constructed into sculptural forms, letting the quality of light in glass create the mood.

Simon studied at Lowestoft College and at Staffordshire University where he gained his BA in glass design. He lives in Halesworth.

Halesworth Gallery is open weekdays I lam-5pm, Sundays 2pm-5pm; closed for hanging on the Friday before each new exhibition, Admission free. Information from Jan Martin, 01986 872409.