THE Malthouse Gallery at the Town Mill in Lyme Regis will open for its first art exhibition since lockdown at the end of the month.
The gallery will be welcoming painter Joe Webster for his exhibition ‘Immersion’, which will show his work’s connection to the natural world.
Joe’s artwork is fundamentally a product of time spent outdoors in some of the wildest locations the South West has to offer. His passion and desire to bring this feeling to canvas is evident in his spectacular landscapes.
As you lose yourselves in each piece of work, you can almost smell the blossoms, hear the crunch of leaves underfoot, feel the salt spray across your face. Joe beautifully captures the sights, sounds and scents of the natural world into a visual feast for the eyes.
Joe’s commitment to seeking out these experiences, has been widely acknowledged and commended by the art community, both locally and further afield. His award-winning paintings are held in private collections around the globe, touching lives as far apart as Australia, Malaysia, Europe, Brazil and the USA.
Despite having travelled and painted internationally, Joe is always drawn back to his home in the South West of England thanks to its dramatically diverse landscapes and vast, exciting and challenging weather conditions to paint in.
From jagged and dangerous coastlines, to the immense expanses of moorlands and the most magical of forests, it is, for Joe a joy and a privilege to be able to live and paint in such an exceptional part of the world.
The exhibition ‘Immersion’ will be open 11am to 4.30pm Sunday to Wednesday and 11am to 8pm Thursday to Saturday, from July 30 to August 12.