3 Media Mix, an exhibition featuring work by Diana Booth, Jill Cooper, and Caroline Barker, is at Harbour House gallery in Kingsbridge this spring.
Diana Booth‘s contemporary, colourful oil paintings are inspired by the beauty of the South Hams coastline and the dramatic landscapes of New Zealand.
Rugged cliff formations contrast with reflections in wet sand, and sea birds, too, find their way into Diana’s bold palette knife paintings, pictured.
Diana has exhibited recently at Greenway (National Trust) and The Ariel Centre, Totnes.
Caroline Barker is a printmaker and calligrapher who also produces exquisite handmade books. Having studied Botany at university, natural themes are strong in her illustrative work.
Caroline has exhibited at the RWA, Delamore Gallery, Torre Abbey and, more locally, with Press Gang Printmakers and at Open Studio events.
Jill Cooper, too, draws on the natural environment, and experiments with a wide range of natural and man-made textiles in response.
Techniques include acrylic painting onto fabrics, burning, hand and machine embroidery, beading, patchwork, quilting, and the use of an embellisher.
Jill exhibits regularly at the Festival of Quilts at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, the largest quilt show in Europe.
Recently she was chosen as the quilter to represent the South West at the In The Spotlight exhibition staged by the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles.
Jill’s work has been featured in the magazine Workbox and, more locally, Jill has shown her work at the Brownston Gallery in Modbury.
3 Media Mix is at Harbour House in Kingsbridge from April 30 to May 8, 2011. There will be an informal gallery talk with the artists on May 7 at noon. Admission is free. See the Harbour House website for details.