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Quercus Gallery | Vanessa Gardiner | Edge Lines Exhibition

5 April – 3 May 2014

Private View: Friday 4 April, 6 – 8 pm

Quercus Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of work by Dorset-based painter, Vanessa GardinerEdge Lines introduces new paintings and drawings of Cornwall, together with selected paintings from recent visits to Greece.

View the exhibition catalogue here

Vanessa Gardiner has always been drawn towards the natural geometry of coastal regions, particularly the Cornish peninsulas around Boscastle and more recently the Attica coastline.  These coastal areas offer an absorbing combination of elements; it is these intersecting cliff points, sky lines and ocean planes that form the raw visual ingredients for her work.  

For this exhibition, I have returned to the Atlantic coastline around Boscastle, north Cornwall – a dramatically contorted landscape I have known for many years.  Here the natural crook of the harbour is almost enclosed by the precipitous forms of the dark-slate cliffs.  It is from these high vantage points that I like to base my paintings and I start with a series of closely-observed drawings which I use to compose the pictures back in the studio.

Please visit the Quercus Gallery website for further information on this and other exhibitions: http://www.quercusgallery.co.uk/portfolio/vanessa-gardiner-2/

Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 – 17.30

Other times by appointment

1 Queen St. Bath,


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