Two plus Two Exhibition

19/01/2013 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6AD
Free Entry
Chris Thompson
01538 386112

two plus two

This exhibition, curated by Pam Westwood, features artworks  by Pam Littlewood, Dennis Westwood, Jackie White and Denise Dutton

The exhibition is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm  from Saturday 19th January until Sunday March 3rd 2013

Pam Littlewood – Pam Littlewood trained and practiced as an illustrator both in advertising and publishing but has had a complete change in recent years by concentrating on painting and making use of the natural shapes and colours around us as in flowers with their short transient life

Dennis Westwood – A graduate of the Royal College of Art and a teacher of sculpture for many years, Dennis abandoned academia in the early eighties to be a full time professional. Although trained in the figurative tradition, only subjective elements remain as do those of the landscape with its folds and trails, as does family with its continuity and interweaving of genetic strands and a return to beginnings, the continuum. Important, too, are sensual and tactile qualities, the eye as hand whereby an image can be explored in many ways and create responses beyond the intellectual recognition of subject.

Jackie White –  Having followed a teaching career Jackie continues to produce her own work experimenting with a wide range of media and images, never affiliating herself with one style or genre. From large oil paintings to small observational studies and life drawings Jackie finds the whole experience an exploration of colour, shape and composition that completely absorbs her, working in this way keeps an element of spontaneity and excitement over the outcome. The paintings and studies in the exhibition are a snap shot of the diverse subject matter and media she loves to explore.

Denise Dutton – The horse has always been at the centre of Duttons work. Although Sculpture is her main focus catching the horse on paper is an integral part of the creative process being a means of studying the animal anatomically aesthetically and behaviourally.  Denise uses a range of media when working from life including ink, watercolour and pen. After a foundation course at Cambridge Denise studied at the Sir Henry Doulton School of sculpture in Fenton, Stoke on Trent.  The majority of Denise’s work is to commission and includes life size pieces such Amberleigh House the winner of the 2004 Grand National and the last Maharaja of India, Duleep Singh on horseback unveiled by Prince Charles, on Button Island, Thetford.