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Bright Clouds of May

This exhibition opens at the Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, on 5 May, 2018 and runs until 28 May.  Full details on their website:

Some of the paintings were shown in my Worcester City Art Gallery exhibition in 2016, This Green Earth, but there are new paintings and one or two older drawings.  The title was chosen because the exhibition spans the month of May, but also because it reminds me of one of my favourite paintings, Samuel Palmer’s The Bright Cloud, which hung in that exhibition.  It was such a privilege to have it on loan from Manchester Art Gallery, along with other exquisite works by Claude Lorrain from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.  I have continued to explore the themes of that Worcester exhibition and new works in Bright Clouds of May include two Malvern nocturnes of the moon, and small paintings of English hedgerow trees:  oak, hawthorn and elder.