Moira Baumbach The Red List Curlew numenius arquata oil on canvas board 15 x 10cm

Better Days

An exhi­bi­tion of paint­ings, print­mak­ing and draw­ings by Moira Baum­bach, Allan Green, Sarah R Key and David Manley

23/08/22 – 04/09/22
Opening Times
Sunday, 11:00 – 16:00
Mon–Sat, 10:00 – 17:00
The title “Better Days” is a defiant riposte to our turbulent times and takes its cue from the group’s 2020 exhibition “Days Like These” in Lyme Regis.

Moira Baumbach’s concern for environmental issues has sustained an extensive printmaking project focused on endangered species of British birds. Her approach is infused with an English Romantic sensibility with strong lines, muted colour and powerful forms.

Allan Green lived for over twenty years on the south Devon coast and is finding his new Dorset landscape surroundings equally rewarding, describing “a subtly different sense of place”. He is drawn to topographically strong viewpoints which he expresses through vigorous brushwork in oils.

Sarah R Key’s recent work is inspired by trips to both West Cornwall and the Western Isles of Scotland, focusing on drawing as a medium and with a concern for global issues. Being present in the landscape is often combined with obliquely political references with an environmental commitment that she shares with Moira, with work that has “at its centre an open ended questioning that allows the viewer space for interpretation.”

David Manley says, “I respond to external stimuli that is as much psychological as physical. I’d say my internal dialogue is as much to do with moods, sounds, smells, touch, and social history as my visual sense of place”. For this exhibition he has created a series of small panel paintings depicting a variety of locations, near and far.
Moira Baumbach The Red List Curlew numenius arquata oil on canvas board 15 x 10cm