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Colour Mix exhibition highlights contrasting styles
Ulverston-based Tina Balmer and Kendal’s Tim Leeson have teamed up for a joint exhibition at Peter Blaskett’s Signature Gallery.
Tim Leeson says that his series of Scout Scar paintings are the result of observation of light conditions, which affect the skyline and landscape of the predominantly ‘grey’ limestone expanse. He adds: “Although this complies with ‘impressionist’ technique and style ie. spontaneous application at paint, my work is not ‘en plein air’ my paintings are based purely on memory.
“The Scar is also a metaphor for my personal ‘scars’ such as my mood disorder. A feeling of isolation within an environment, although familiar holds difficult memories for me as well as many good ones.”
Tina explains that the title of the exhibition, Colour Mix, was the result of the two artists shared love of colour and paint but used in their own ways.
“The new paintings were made after a friend gave me a great present for my birthday - a whole tray of cyclamen, ranging from pinks to red,” says Tina. “The paintings have a freshness and a spontaneity with bold brush strokes of rich colour contrasting with the areas of bare primed canvas, hoping to capture the boldness and joy of the flowers.”
Signature is located at Kirkland, Kendal, opposite the entrance to Abbot Hall.
Colour Mix runs until October 30.
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