13 April – 25 April
Artist Alyson Lomas has always painted and studied at St Martins School – London, Laird School of Art – Birkenhead and gained her BA (Hons) from Liverpool University. Following this she studied at the Winchester School of Art and went on to lecture in Fine Art for 17 years. Alyson was awarded an Arts Council grant to develop her practice.
Alyson’s work reflects her memory of landscape, the colours, shapes and textures are associated with remembered places. The relationship between colour and shape evolves through various stages until a feeling of ‘rightness’ emerges.
Her paintings celebrate the return of some colour in our lives after a very difficult year for everyone. Alyson is showing original paintings together with framed and unframed prints.
Alyson has lived on the West Sussex coast for four years and this is her second exhibition at the Oxmarket Gallery.
David Meeking, ‘Spaces and Places’
27 April – 9 May
The idea behind the exhibition is for the viewer to be taken on a journey to an imagined space or place from memory providing escapism particularly in the current climate we find ourselves experiencing. The work is a mixture of Oil and mixed media, some work involves layers of paint being applied in layers and scraped back to reveal hidden paint colours a process that takes time and patience.
“I am particularly inspired by the faded walls found in the Mediterranean and weathered coastlines. I have previously exhibited at the Oxmarket but am looking forward to the revised Gallery layout which I feel will appeal to people I am grateful to the Gallery for providing me with this opportunity and feel that after the last 12 months there is appetite to both exhibit and view Art again.”