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Ruth McCabe: Open Studio & Art Sale on Saturday 23rd September 2017

Ruth McCabe: Open Studio and Sale on Saturday 23rd September 2017.

A retrospective showing work in a variety of media, from large to very small will be available to see and buy.

Those curious to explore the journey I’ve made since I began to paint in 1997 will be able to enjoy the collection, arranged chronologically.

A brief intro…

My earliest pieces were often painted in acrylic like these limes, a large piece…

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A few years later, having switched to oils, my work was still pursuing figurative forms…

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….but also abstraction, like this piece – a response to a walk in spring woodland…

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….and this even more abstract response to sunlight on a favourite footpath I walk regularly…

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This later oil is based on returning to my Yorkshire roots and shows the beginning of a period in which I enjoyed using texture.

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Two more textured oils from this period… “Snow Ewes” and “Spring Surge”

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At this time I would often apply white oil, creating texture with the palette knife, then once dry, rub other pigments onto the textured surface with my finger. Loved it!

Boats were a regular subject in these years, loving their rounded forms and general buoyancy! These always sold well and only a few very small works remain like this oil on canvas which was one of a series of pieces painted to show alongside the ceramics of Usch Spettigue.

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In 2010 I began exploring the medium of watercolour, in a curious response to the combination of struggling through a long long winter of snow and ice which seemed unwilling to let go its grip, followed immediately by the driest April ever, when trees began shedding their leaves to reduce water loss. Somehow this left me wanting to work in a thin, sparing medium and I persevered through a year of frustration (watercolour is so difficult) until I began to achieve pieces I liked. This early watercolour won its way into The Mall Galleries in the Sunday Times 25th Contemporary Watercolour Competition exhibition. I was thrilled, and doubly delighted to find that they’d chosen my piece to use on the cover of their brochure. How I wish this had led to some interest from a London gallery.

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Continuing since 2011 to develop my practice in the use of watercolour, I am grateful to competitions like the Sunday Times and Royal Watercolour Society’s Contemporary competition, in the hope that these prestigious bodies change the art world’s prejudiced view of ‘watercolour’ as the medium for ‘amateur dabbling’. I love its translucency and flow, and never work in a tight, controlled way.

So please come and visit the studio and the two additional spaces I will be setting up to show this collection. I hope to make it an interesting journey for you.

There will also be unframed pieces, cards and some wire works.
Look for the signs to get you to me! Come straight to the studio.

During the painting demo (see poster below), work can still be seen in the cottage.

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Ruth McCabe’s OPEN STUDIO AND ART SALE
Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10am until 4pm
Threeways, Coles Hill, Wenhaston IP19 9DS

11am to 12 noon Watercolour demo in the studio: working loosely with this medium. Please email ruth@threeways.mail1.co.uk to book your place since due to space restrictions, only 6 places available, £3.00 per person.

All visitors please come straight to the studio. Other rooms of work will be open for browsing during the demo if you arrive while that is taking place.

www.ruth-mccabe-artist.co.uk
Twitter: @mccabe_ruth
Instagram: @ruthmccabe8420

Land Song by Alfie Carpenter : Norfolk landscapes and soundscapes through art and song

Land Song by Alfie Carpenter
Norfolk landscapes and soundscapes told through art and song.

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Salthouse Church, North Norfolk, NR25 7XA
6 – 21 May 2017, 11 – 5pm daily
LIVE PERFORMANCES: Friday 5 May 2017, 6 – 9pm and Saturday 13 May 2017, 3 – 5pm
Free admission

Alfie invites you to look and listen to his most recent mixed media landscape creations that come with an extra slathering of singing on top. Collaged materials and papers layered with tones of music and paint will form interpretations of local scenes. 

Fellow vocalist, Kimberley Moore, will assist Alfie in some exciting live performances of original material happening alongside the display of new artworks.

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Samphire green, samphire red

Land Song explores our connection to Earth, our kinship with mother nature and how to feel at home in an unfamiliar place.

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Seeds of sound

Follow this link for a preview of the sights and sounds: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNq03P-D4LE
Follow this link to the Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1452258681484978/

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‘Walking home

Also happening in May, Alfie will be the artist in residence at Ipswich Preparatory School. Alfie will be working with Key Stage 2 students; taking inspiration from the grounds and views from the school and encouraging the students to make use of his collaging technique. You will be able to see the results of the residency at the school from 4pm on Thursday 25th May 2017.

Solo Exhibition for Ruth McCabe at Burnham Grapevine Gallery

Burnham Market is home to Burnham Grapevine Contemporary Arts where Ruth McCabe’s solo show opens on Saturday 8th April 2017. Over 30 pieces of her work in oils and watercolour will be on display in the gallery throughout April.

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Burnham Grapevine is an independent gallery with a reputation built over the last 15 years both for the range and quality of work shown and for its friendly and approachable character. Situated in one of the oldest buildings int Burnham Market, the gallery is just a five minute stroll from the Green, along either Front Street or North Street towards the eastern end of the village.

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Ruth’s work in oils and on canvas are most often a response to the East Suffolk landscape, and are either energetic and textured, or worked into smooth flowing abstract forms.

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Her watercolours arise from similar inspiration and are worked in translucent layers of pure watercolour on hand made paper.

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With over 30 pieces in the show at Burnham Grapevine Contemporary Arts, there are a range of unusual pieces, coming out of different landscapes such as North Wales, and sometimes, a result of her love of the creatures of the Suffolk landscape.

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Ruth has been an exhibitor in the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Competitions.
Bankside Gallery, London, and a finalist and exhibitor in Sunday Times Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London.

In 2016 she made a brief television appearance as a competitor at Stowe House, in the Sky Arts “Landscape Artist of the Year 2016”.

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Burnham Grapevine Contemporary Art
Overy Road
Burnham Market
Norfolk
PE31 8HH
Tel: 01328 730125

Follow Ruth McCabe on Twitter: @mccabe_ruth
www.ruth-mccabe-artist.co.uk

Artists in ARTWORKS: Colin Slee: As the image emerges a feeling of rightness prevails – only then can one inhabit that space…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Colin Slee

Walking into silence

Walking into silence

 

As the image “emerges” a feeling of “rightness” prevails – only then can one inhabit that space….

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, wide range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Anne Paton: I like to work expressively responding to the landscapes and seascapes of East Anglia using mixed media…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Anne Paton

Boats Resting

Boats Resting

I like to work expressively responding to the landscapes and seascapes of East Anglia using mixed media…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, wide range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Katie Millard: Watching rain approaching and the way it affects the sea and the landscape I find awe inspiring…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Katie Millard

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Watching rain approaching and the way it affects the sea and the landscape I find awe inspiring. Hot summer days, the peace and quiet and utter stillness keep me there…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Christine McKechnie: I discovered collage as a process when I moved to the US…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Christine McKechnie

Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

I discovered collage as a process when I moved to the US and my oil paints were impounded… They are produced in my studio from my detailed pencil drawings, and are mostly landscapes depicting Suffolk, my garden, and places visited on holiday.

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Ruth McCabe: Heart leaps of excitement or suffusings of gratitude lead me to paint…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Ruth McCabe

The rain did not stop

The rain did not stop

Heart leaps of excitement or suffusings of gratitude lead me to paint…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Doug Patterson: the travelling artist…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Doug Patterson

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Doug has travelled extensively painting and drawing in the tradition of the travelling artist, believing that the process of painting and drawing gives a intimate insight into a place…

Doug Patterson will be at the ARTWORKS exhibition today, Friday 25 September 2015. Do visit the exhibition today if you would like to find out more about his work and his extensive travels around the globe. Doug will have myriad sketchbooks and drawings to illustrate new developments in his current project, Sacred Places of the World, which includes time spent at CERN in Switzerland and The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.

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Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, wide range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Helen Dougall: I am interested in the effect of agriculture on the landscape, tractors ‘drawing’ across fields…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Helen Dougall

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Tractor Tracks

I am particularly interested in the effect of agriculture on the landscape, tractors ‘drawing’ across fields…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.