Lose yourself in landscape

Lose yourself in landscape

There is some captivating art on show at the National Botanic Garden this winter.

Entitled, ‘Three Painters: Landscape Now’, the new exhibition in the Garden’s Gallery features the work of Karen Pearce, Gareth Hugh Davies and Nigel Wood.

Together, they offer a show that is both resonant and evocative – landscapes you can really lose yourself in.

Karen Pearce has lived in Aberystwyth since the sixties and trained at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She says: “I am interested in how landscape is perceived and how each of us brings our own experience to bear upon our sense of a place.”

Gareth Hugh Davies, who lives in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire – not a million miles from his home town Llanelli – also explores the personal experience of landscape:I am interested in the disparity between what is familiar in our environment and its power to disturb and confront us.”

Nigel Wood’s paintings have a quiet intensity and surreal beauty that matches the wild and open moorland landscape near his home in West Wales.

Judith Rees, who has curated the exhibition, says: “The work on show here is truly compelling. Its treatment of the light and dark elements in landscape is intriguing and the whole effect is captivating – these are landscapes to really lose yourself in.”

‘Three Painters: Landscape Now’ is at the Garden’s Gallery from Saturday December 1st until Sunday March 11th

The Garden Gallery is open from 10am until 4.30pm. For more information on Garden news and events, email info@gardenofwales.org.uk  or call 01558 667149.

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