3 Portland Coast

Portland Coast

An exhi­bi­tion of recent work by Dorset artist Leon Doré

26/07/22 – 06/09/22
Opening Times
Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00
Mon–Sat, 10:00 – 17:00
Fascinated by the rocky coastline of the Isle of Portland, Dorset artist Leon Dore was determined to find a less figurative and more authentic response to its unique mixture of Mesolithic geology, quarrying, natural rock fall and erosion. Form was for him the dominant feature, and colour would be minimized to black, white and brown, with the blues behind changing with the weather and the seasons.
Not surprisingly, Leon found that each coastal visit provided a unique experience. As he puts it, “Sometimes the sea roars and throws white spume high into the air as it hits the rocks. On other days there can be a stillness and mirror-like sea surface in bright sparkling sunshine. Always there is an hourly change in the shape of the cliffs as the tide climbs its way up, hiding prominent features which are revealed again later in the day.”
3 Portland Coast