Coast-inspired artwork in exhibition at Gallery On The Square in Poundbury (From Bridport and Lyme Regis News)
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Coast-inspired artwork in exhibition at Gallery On The Square in Poundbury
11:02am Wednesday 25th April 2012 in Stage
SOME people go to the Jurassic Coast to sail or swim; some to walk or lie in the sun.
West Dorset artist Simon Read goes there just to watch the sea and sky, revelling in the times when a sea mist clears in the morning or the evening sun lights up the clouds of an approaching storm.
He can be found on the shoreline in almost all weathers, making drawings and colour sketches.
His fascination with the sea in all its moods is reflected in the dramatic seascapes he works on at his studio in Bridport, and which are currently on show at Gallery On The Square, Poundbury.
Simon said: “Most of us have some natural feeling for the sea and the sky, and I’m just drawn back to the coast almost every day.
“I think the landscape and seascape – all the elements of the natural environment – are important to the human spirit. We all have some sort of instinctive connection with it.
“For me it is all about the here and now – the immediacy of it, the energy of the sea and the ever-changing light.
“Everyone’s response is personal to them, but I hope I am able to convey something of the essence and mood of one point in time.”
The exhibition is at Gallery On The Square, Queen Mother Square, Poundbury, until May 16.
More information is available at gallerypoundbury.co.uk