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Anna Thomas Exhibition Preview

05 May, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sheep on the Ridge

Sheep on the Ridge

Join us for wine and snacks at the preview on Friday 5th May from 5:00-8:00pm, at the gallery. The exhibition will be on from 5th – 20th May.

‘Songs from the Land’ is a collection of paintings inspired directly by the sights and sounds of life in rural Britain. The paintings tell a story of the fields, the trees and the animals which fill the hedgerows and the skies.

I always carry a sketchbook so that I can record any moment that calls to me.  Recently, I have also been recording my observations in writing, as the free flowing words offer another valuable way of expressing my feelings.

“I stood on the hill and looked out across the fields of May blossom and young rapeseed. Starlings trilled from the highest twigs of the ancient oaks, and bumble bees, plump with pollen, bounced along the red flowering currant bushes. The comforting purr from the wood pigeons was interrupted by a fleeting chatter of whizzing cyclists from the lane.

This land sings out with birdsong and tales upon the wind.”


05 May, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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