IN a showcase of recent work entitled ‘The Light That We Seek’ local artists Sue Lewin, Chris Goodman and Greta Berlin explore their shared fascination with the natural world.
Their paintings and sculptures will grace the Courtyard Gallery of Lyme Regis’ Town Mill over the Easter holiday, from March 30 to April 11.
A professional sign-writer following a family tradition that spans three generations, painter Sue Lewin is inspired by the dramatic light, mood and interplay of sea and sky in beachscapes, as well as other natural landscapes. She works primarily in acrylics, occasionally stirring in sand, blue lias and natural pigment and sometimes on textured canvasses in order to create depth.
Originally a trained biologist and then a graphic designer, Chris Goodman draws upon this background both for the style and subject matter of his paintings. His inspiration comes from the creative possibilities and dynamic nature of the marine environment and the structures of plant life. Chris mainly works in acrylics, with occasional forays into mixed media and watercolour.
Raised in an artists’ community in Cornwall and fascinated by her father Sven Berlin’s stone carving, Greta Berlin studied and taught ceramics for 20 years in the New Forest, while developing her sculpture through osmosis and practice. Throughout her career she has changed mediums to give a new look to her ideas—from clay to steel, stone, plaster, cast bronze and most recently welding metal and even painting.
Much of her sculpture is large in scale and figure-based, although here she will also be displaying some of her smaller creatures.
The exhibition is open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm, admission is free and more details can be found at www.townmillarts.co.uk