VALERIE LAND & TERRENCE BUNCE
24 May 2019 - 30 June 2019
Valerie Land (painter) and Terrence Bunce (potter) came together to showcase their work from themes of the tide line and trees.
Valerie Land is a popular artist living in Friog on the west coast of Wales. Her paintings often reflect the mood of a place. The collection of tree inspired works on display captures the imagination with a beautiful ethereal quality that reflects nature and our landscape leaving a sense of calm and inner peace.
These paintings are inspired by a mood of the familiar and Valerie enjoys exploring texture, different colour combinations with layers of paint which encourage the viewer to gaze at the composition and explore the hidden depths. It is clear that she is influenced by Japanese art and the Impressionist and Pre-Raphaelite movements.
Overall, the works draw the viewer into a magical, contemplative and much needed restful world.
Listen to Valerie talking to Alice Oliver at North Wales News here about the show.
Terrence Bunce creates work that rebels against the endless cacophony of mass-produced products that are increasingly permeating our world. Terrence uses a variety of techniques to produce his pottery. He decorates his pieces with locally inspired glazes and gathers clay and minerals from the mountains of Snowdonia, firing mainly by reduction.
His work is strongly influenced by Japanese pottery. He is inspired by the mountains surrounding his home in North Wales and the local coast line to create a fine range of pottery, that are both functional and sculptural.
There is a sense of alchemy to his work that is reflected in his medium choice and attitude towards the consumerist world. It takes in all the elements of earth, air, water and fire to create a piece of work that somehow restores a little balance in our unbalanced world. Terrence takes us back to the natural world where the imagination can wonder to a pre- Neolithic time.
Below is a sample of works and some of the highlights from the exhibition.