Apothecary Gallery CIC is an innovative gallery based in Hammersmith, West London

What's on

IMG_1118

 

Winter Collection

Drawings, Painting and Photography

Exhibition runs: 12 December 2018 – 1 February 2019

Please contact the gallery for viewing times

This collection features three artists: Ann Bradford (Paintings), Siân Armstrong (Skye Tree Drawings), and Caroline Forbes (Landscape Photography).

 

 

Artwork © Ann Bradford; Tree Drawing © Siân Armstrong; Photography © Caroline Forbes

 

Ann Bradford:

After studying fine art I managed to avoid painting or ‘doing art’ for almost 25 years. It was only after my sons decided to buy me a huge box of art materials for my birthday one year that I rediscovered my love of drawing and painting.

I enjoy exploring combining different materials and mediums. At present I have been working with ink, often combined with other materials such as watercolour, fabric, paper etc and generally just having fun on my journey to growing old disgracefully….

 

Siân Armstrong:

Original Pen & Ink Drawings

Sîan Armstrong lives and works on the Isle of Skye, which is a mountainous and beautiful island. ‘Trees in this part of the world have a hard time of it due to the climate, especially the constant onslaught of the wind and the frequent storms. As a result, over time they often develop interesting and marvellous forms and shapes which appeal to my imagination.

Trees have always been important to the human race and everyone relates to them in their own way. Over the last few years I have been exploring possibilities in the forms of trees – both real and imaginary ones – as they are infinitely variable; each one is unique and each one seems to have has its own personality.’

Sîan resumed art about fifteen years ago after doing other things such as farming and environmental psychology. Her trees are drawn mostly in pen and ink on Aquarelle paper with limited use of watercolour and gouache. Being interested in form, detail and pattern, her trees are often mistaken as woodcuts, but they are all hand drawn.

 

Caroline Forbes:

Over the years Caroline Forbes have been involved with many publishing companies including Faber and Faber, Harvill, Secker, Penguin, Harper Collins and Atlantic Books also various magazines – The Independent, Wire and Gardens Illustrated.

Her literary work continues today with work for the National Poetry Archive which was set up by Andrew Motion and Richard Carrington as a national resource for people to listen to poets reading their work.

As well as literary portraits Caroline was commissioned to take photographs for a couple of landscape books – The 3 Peaks of Yorkshire and The Drovers Roads of Wales – part 2.

Now photographing landscapes for pure pleasure remains a great enthusiasm.

Exhibitions of her landscape work and portraits of writers and musicians have been shown nationally and internationally at venues including The British Library, Shaw Theatre in London and various regional Arts Centres in UK and Northern Ireland as well in Minneapolis.

 


Coming Soon

 

Kingfisher_3_cropped

Lynn Stout

Scottish Wildlife Photography

 

Opening Event: 7 February 2019
Exhibition runs: 8 – 22 February 2019

Please contact the gallery for viewing times

 

A Scottish Nurse with many years of photographic experience over a wide variety of subjects and now with her main focus being on wildlife. Lynn’s journey into wildlife began in 2017 when a renowned wildlife photographer, ran a workshop at her local photographic club in Stonehaven, Mearns Camera Club. The spark was ignited and her niche for photography discovered. Lynn’s development in this genre was facilitated by a friend, whose wildlife knowledge created a thirst in Lynn to know even more about the amazing creatures being photographed. Lynn reciprocated this arrangement by providing her friend with the technical advice on using a digital SLR. Over the past eighteen months Lynn has travelled throughout Scotland, from the borders to the remote highlands following her passion for wildlife photography.

She won the best digital wildlife image in 2018 Scottish Photographic Federation Salon.

 

 

Photographs © Lynn Stout

 


 

customFrameImage-15.php

And so, he came home !
Family sinfonietta,
Friends celebration !

Véronique Avon

Curved Horizons

 

Exhibition runs: March/April 2019 – To be confirmed

Please contact the gallery for viewing times

Having left Provence about thirty years ago, I have painted with oils many landscapes inspired by my family roots in this land of sun and lavender as well as of Herefordshire and the River Wye where I now live with my family.

Later, my traditional landscapes evolved into more imaginary rounded horizon’s scenes of orchards, gardens and sea.

They were little worlds loosely inspired from Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s book of The Little Prince.

I wrote for each painting a Haiku poem, another special creative space, three short lines suggesting the landscape’s own little story.

Alongside oil paintings, I explored Medieval Illuminations with other materials, working on a much smaller scale, playing with Celtic knotwork and angels, and textured colours. I was much inspired by the wonderful Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels.

This colourful ‘journey’ over the years has taken place through many exhibitions as well as in printing my artworks onto greeting cards and prints.

After having put the canvases aside for a while, I am now enjoying working on illustrations for story books, my own compositions as well as illustrating other writers’ tales. Black and white line drawings, watercolours, and more rhythmical Haiku poems are ‘blossoming’ on paper…

 

Artwork © Veronique Avon