Jan 19 - Feb 28We are excited to introduce two new artists to the gallery in our first exhibition of 2023. Christian Moore moved from London to Scotland and is known for creating works that often incorporate metal and organic materials such as such as sand and wood ash. The primary subject is usually 'sculpted' directly on the canvas/hessian, often in bronze or another metal using a type of cold casting. The 'cold cast' is made in the studio using metal powder and a type of resin. Once cured, the metal is aged to suit the composition before sealing and protecting the work. The work embodies his overall sense of style and celebrates beauty and imperfection. Simon Parr works from his studio in Bath, making contemporary paintings in response to his environment. Using bold silhouettes, layered colours and strong lines, he creates images that are both evocative and descriptive of these places. Originally from Brighton, Simon trained at the Bath Academy of Art & Design. Following a successful career as a commercial artist, published internationally across a range of industries, he is now focused solely on his personal practice. Inspired by his love the countryside beyond the city, his work explores the balance of the natural lines and shapes of the region to produce paintings that, while recognisable, are evocative of the spirit of these landscapes.