Collection: New British Landscape: a fresh look - Debbie Loane - Ross Loveday - Robert Newton - 11 - 25 May 2024

11 - 25 May 2024 

Private View Friday 10 May 2024 6-8.30pm, all welcome 

In September 2022, Debbie Loane spent a month as artist in residence on the magnificent Rahoy Hills Reserve in the Highlands of Scotland, a wild and remote expanse of land stretching from the Sound of Mull on the West coast over to Ardnamurchan.

While there, Debbie experienced what it is like to be completely alone in a landscape, spending many days at a time without seeing a soul.

Using the materials she found in place, peat, natural ochres, sheep droppings and charcoal, to make her drawings. Debbie would walk the shape of lochs, explore ancient temperate rainforest, and walk up the hills on the reserve to take in the endless view in all directions.
‘This body of work has come out of my time spent in a very fragile and important landscape.’
Debbie Loane

Inspired by the landscapes around him, Ross Loveday, works to convey the atmosphere and essence of a place, capturing the mood and light of a particular moment, rather than the topography of the place.
He made is first prints alongside master painter Stanley Jones at the renowned Curwen Studio in Cambridgeshire, furthering his studies in printmaking, Ross went on to work with the Leicester Print Workshop, where they specialise in carborundum printing.
King Charles selected Ross’ paintings for the Discerning Eye Show at the Mall Gallery and holds one of his works in his private collection.
Ross’ paintings and prints have also been selected for the Royal Academy Exhibition and the British Museum.
‘The fine line which separates figuration and abstraction interests me; time, place, weather and light, alongside gesture, glimpse and memory.’
Ross Loveday

Robert Newton spends a great deal of time looking at and absorbing the natural landscape around him. He sketches and paints on location, then returns to his studio where he continues to work intuitively and emotively in often expressive, bold, sweeping brush strokes, inspired by the feelings and visual stimulation of the landscapes he spends time in.
‘I describe my work as ‘Painting Nature’, as a direct response to my immediate surroundings; exploring colour, unity, composition, and expression yet maintaining the very traditions of painting practice.’
Robert Newton

Private View Friday 10 May 2024 6-8.30pm, all welcome 


Image: Robert Newton, A Wheat Field, Oil on board, image 24 x 30cm