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Rachel Sudworth

Rachel Sudworth

Rachel Sudworth
Rachel Sudworth
Rachel Sudworth
Rachel Sudworth

I am inspired by quiet still places, rain and mist, and subtle colours found in wild environments. I love empty Scottish beaches, woods and forests, the vast expanses of Iceland, British mountains, and northern light. Paintings are rarely specific places, rather I want to evoke atmosphere, emotion and memories of experiences or areas. I use sketchbooks, photographs and studies made in the landscape back in the studio, where they are distilled and explored into larger pieces.

Using paint in a loose watery way, building thin layers to create depth and interesting marks, the balance between control and un-control is manipulated, often allowing for paint to run, pool and soften. Once I begin, the process is almost as important as the initial inspiration. It becomes about creating an impression or memory of landscape, making a painting I feel has atmosphere, balance, and quietness, something that draws a viewer in, and invites their personal involvement.

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Rachel Sudworth

Rachel Sudworth
Rachel Sudworth
Rachel Sudworth
Rachel Sudworth

I am inspired by quiet still places, rain and mist, and subtle colours found in wild environments. I love empty Scottish beaches, woods and forests, the vast expanses of Iceland, British mountains, and northern light. Paintings are rarely specific places, rather I want to evoke atmosphere, emotion and memories of experiences or areas. I use sketchbooks, photographs and studies made in the landscape back in the studio, where they are distilled and explored into larger pieces.

Using paint in a loose watery way, building thin layers to create depth and interesting marks, the balance between control and un-control is manipulated, often allowing for paint to run, pool and soften. Once I begin, the process is almost as important as the initial inspiration. It becomes about creating an impression or memory of landscape, making a painting I feel has atmosphere, balance, and quietness, something that draws a viewer in, and invites their personal involvement.

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Gallery 54 – The Premier Art Gallery in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

A fine collection of contemporary abstract art set within a 17th Century listed building.

Gallery 54 is accessible to everyone who enjoys viewing paintings, ceramics and glassware.

The 17th century building has been sympathetically restored to revitalise the quality and solidity of its natural building materials. Fusing original features with clean-lined contemporary design, Gallery 54 provides a space with an understated elegance and quirky appeal.

The exhibition space consists of two discrete floors balanced and accessed by an open stairwell gallery. The stairwell creates an open house ambience and displays artworks in a homely situ.

The strength of Gallery 54 lies in the calibre and integrity of the collected art. The viewing experience is energised by the juxtaposition of old and new. Contemporary abstract art backs on to the inherited architecture, off-setting modernity with sculptural period charm.

Gallery 54 currently exhibits work from over 20 artists. Some garnered from rich local talent, whilst others are national and international artists. Although the works lean towards, or securely belong in the abstract/modern genre, this does not limit their diversity.

All the artists share a keen aesthetic sense, absorption in interrelations of space, form and colour and evident joy in the suggestive ambiguity of abstract art.

Current artists include Alison MacGregor Grimley, Daniel Calderwood, Jo Jenkins, Mary Rose Young, Stuart Ellis, Amanda Hemmer, Duncan Johnson, Joanna Mayne, Rachel Sudworth, Zoe Taylor, Annica Neumuller, Fausta Scarano, John Maxwell Steele, Stephen Rippington, Celia Johnson, Isobel Mitchell, Maria Pierides and Steve Payter

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Gallery 54
54 High Street
Ross-on-Wye
HR9 5HH

01989 567 917
info@gallery-54.com

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