Helena Clews Kingsbridge Estuary detail

Insights iv

An exhi­bi­tion by Hele­na Clews, Sue Bown and Lin­da Tudor

22/06/21 – 27/06/21
Opening Times
Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00
Monday, Closed
Tue–Sat, 10:00 – 17:00
In their fourth annual summer exhibition at Harbour House Helena Clews, Linda Tudor and Sue Bown present a new body of expressive paintings exploring local land and seascapes.

With a particular focus this year on the coastline Helena Clews explores the possibilities of painting in that liminal space between abstraction and representation, intrigued by how much or how little visual information is needed, be it colour or gestural markmaking, to allude to something that is difficult to define or to identify as a particular thing in the world whilst being at the same time recognisable as an abstract painting. The Devon landscapes and colours around her Stokenham studio have a strong influence on her recent works.

Sue Bown lives by the River Dart and allows the colours and shapes of this ever changing landscape to flood into her paintings.
"It is a constantly moving landscape, reforming itself as the tide and the occupants of the river carve their way through the water and landscape in endless motion. As soon as a shape is formed it is replaced by another, it’s an ebb and flow of forms, colour and life. I create my art in the same way, replicating shapes and forms, and layering to capture depth and texture."

Sueis particularly interested in the relationship between painting and printmaking and the points where the disciplines overlap, and is curious about how the eye wants to make sense of an abstracted image.

Linda Tudor says, "I am aware of the weather fronts moving across the sky in front of my studio window. The light on the river and the hillside opposite changes every second, the tides every hour, and the wind veers in any direction, the clouds transforming endlessly. This ever changing scene beckons me to try to interpret the atmosphere it creates all around us."
Helena Clews Kingsbridge Estuary detail
Painting Printmaking