Ten at White Moose Gallery
White Moose will be showing new paintings by three local artists, Edward Crumpton, Hester Berry and Peter Kettle. Reunited after ten years, this exhibition is their first together since they left West Buckland School in 2005. Since then, they have all forged their careers as artists – studying, traveling and exhibiting in various places, places which have contributed to their creative identities. Over the decade, their work has grown apart in some ways and converged in others – this show draws upon those differences and similarities and enables a dialogue between the art that has matured over a ten year period.
Despite each artist’s individual career path and lifestyle, they share a love for painting and have developed it in their own way, using it as a language to convey their own experience of a moment. The landscape plays an important role for each artist, however it is interpreted and used, whether conceptually or figuratively. While working methods and techniques differ widely, Crumpton, Berry and Kettle all exploit the medium of paint to convey a sense of light as solid and pervasive element.