Contemporary Passions Exhibition Preview: Burgh Island
My ‘contemporary passion’ for the 2017 Contemporary Passions exhibition is ‘places other than Salcombe’. For the past decade or so, I’ve focused on scenes within easy walking distance of my home in Salcombe, and I’ve painted over 100 of them.
Burgh Island is too far away to walk but has always been a favourite topic.
Which Burgh Island paintings will be in the Contemporary Passions exhibition?
I’ve chosen just two for this exhibition: The Burgh Island Hotel (oil) and Burgh Island from Hope Cove (acrylic).
The iconic Art Deco Hotel dominates Burgh Island. It was owned and managed for many years by Tony Porter and his wife Beatrice. Tony called it the Great White Palace and it has featured in many films and television dramas based on Agatha Christie novels.
Most artists prefer the view as seen from Bigbury but I have attempted to capture the subject as seen from Hope Cove. The massive cliffs of the mainland give a dramatic backdrop, while the rocks in the foreground underline its isolation. And, the late afternoon sun turns the Great White Palace into a glorious white beacon.
WHAT IS THE CONTEMPORARY PASSIONS EXHIBITION?
The Contemporary Passions exhibition is an opportunity for members of SHAF (South Hams Art Forum) to stage a major summer show of new works in a wide range of mediums and styles, a snapshot of the artists’ current work, interests and creative passions.
This is the first year I have taken part in this exhibition and am one of ten SHAF members exhibiting their work.
WHEN IS THE CONTEMPORARY PASSIONS EXHIBITION?
Tuesday 6 June until Sunday 18 June 2017
Open daily 10 am – 5 pm (closing at 4 pm on the last day)
WHERE IS THE CONTEMPORARY PASSIONS EXHIBITION?
The Contemporary Passions exhibition will be at Harbour House, The Promenade, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1JD
WANT TO MEET THE ARTISTS?
There will be an opportunity to meet the artists on Tuesday 6 June, 6-8 pm.
I will also be stewarding all day on Saturday 10 June and on the morning of Saturday 17 June.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Admission is free!