Featured Artist

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 September.

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 said.

"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 October

Gallery open 10.30am till 4.30pm Monday to Saturday

01646 695699 www.thewaterfrontgallery.co.uk

 

The Old Sail Loft Discovery Quay Milford Docks Milford Haven SA73 3AF

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