Husband and wife
sculptor Ben Dearnley and painter Lynn Parr from New Quay,
Ceredigion have a joint exhibition which opened at the Gallery on 6
Ben retrained as a sculptor after 20 years as a musical
instrument technician and in the ten years since has become
internationally known for his figurative works. He fuses
techniques of the master sculptors of the past with the best
natural materials whilst using a contemporary approach.
Ben explained, " I try to draw the viewer into a personal
dialogue with the sculpture by bringing out the spirit of the
figure within, reflecting the inner truth of the material."
He has recently completed a sculpture of public art for
Ceredigion County Council at Borth depicting The Lost Land of
Cantre'r Gwaelod , Wales' very own Atlantis.
Lynn is a mixed media artist using different materials and
techniques including stitch, paper, paint, gold leaf. Walking
and canoeing in the countryside and along the shores of
Pembrokeshire allow her to absorb the wild essence of a place. "I
am inspired by dramatic light, the movement of wind and water, the
sense that nature is in control and humans are insignificant" she
"Most of all, I try to depict the feeling of what it 's like in
that place at that particular time. My work is intuitive
often coming from within when I 've no specific idea where I'm
going only that I want to express the emotion of a fleeting instant
in a certain place."
Exhibition runs from 5 September - 4
Gallery open 10.30am till 4.30pm Monday to
Old Sail Loft Discovery Quay Milford Docks Milford Haven SA73
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