6/16/2009

The Old Chapel exhibition



John and Fiona Owen are hosting their annual exhibition at the moment in Chalford, England. It is a visual journey of their year recording their walks and travels and is being housed in their Old Chapel home and studio. If you are an art lover and gardener you may like to visit their studio and beautiful garden complete with gothic tower, pond house and box hedged potager. (I am trying not to be jealous as I write this!) Sadly Chalford is quite a distance from here so I shall have to admire the work from their new website. The work featured here is by Fiona.

“Fiona paints in oil on panel and gilds her work with 24ct. English gold leaf in the tradition of the Mediaeval manuscripts. Inspiration for her extraordinarily intricate, lyrical paintings is drawn from her native landscape - the flora and fauna and the changing seasons, and her Celtic inheritance.”

Fiona’s husband John is also a painter whos work is infused with light and atmosphere. ”The great challenge is to create a sense of light, space and volume from paint, transforming an ordinary, everyday image into an extraordinary moment of vision. John paints in both oils and watercolours, making detailed sketches from life, wherever his travels take him, then working up his paintings in the studio.”

The exhibition is on until the 21st June 10-5pm daily.

14 comments:

  1. I'm sure I've been to their studio as I used to visit Chalford a lot - lovely place. What beautiful work.

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  2. There is such a lot of talent in the provinces isn't there - we are just entering an open studio weekend here in The Dales.

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  3. These are so lovely! Thanks for sharing a bit of the exhibition with us!

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  4. I've viewed their website, Acornmoon, and love it! I really appreciate the ethos behind their work as well as the images themselves. Wish I could visit and see more! Maybe there is a secret portal from Giraffe World ...

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  5. Love the manuscript look - rich and sensuous.

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  6. beautiful. I wish I could see it in person!

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  7. I just love the colours in these beautiful paintings. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. They have a lovely website I would love to visit their exhibition.
    Beautiful paintings.x

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  9. I have admired this lady's beautiful work for years. It is the spirit of the work as well as the exemplary execution that makes it so special. Wonder if I can get an Arts Council travel grant to visit the contemporary artists who inspire me....

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  10. How lovely and unique! Wow! Thanks for sharing them.

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  11. An interesting post. I must try to get along to the exhibition. That also looks fascinating.

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  12. thank you for introducing me to these two new to me artists, i love their work!

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  13. I am smitten by these images and the idea that one can actually go and visit is very endearing! I am dreaming of coming one day to England for more than a change of plane at Heathrows. A tour of my favorite (blog) artists would be a great start!

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  14. Breathtaking - thanks so much for sharing it. :)

    ~ Carolee

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