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Diana Booth, Jill Cooper, Caroline Barker: 3 Media Mix at Harbour House (news)

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Diana Booth, Jill Cooper, Caroline Barker: 3 Media Mix at Harbour House

Art by Diana Booth, Jill Cooper and Caroline Barker features in the 3 Media Mix exhibition at Harbour House in Kingsbridge this summer.

Harbour House is the venue for the third 3 Media Mix exhibition, featuring the work of three Modbury artists – Diana Booth, Jill Cooper and Caroline Barker.

The artists all take inspiration from the landscape and the natural life of the South Hams, but each takes a different creative path, with Diana Booth producing oil paintings, Jill Cooper developing creative textiles projects, and Caroline Barker responding with printmaking and delightful hand-made books.

Several days out together, exploring favourite locations and sharing ideas, have resulted in a collaborative collage incorporating distinct elements of each artist’s unique approach.

Diana Booth, well known locally for her dynamic oil paintings, has recently been exploring a more abstract approach, pictured.

As well as work inspired by the South Hams coast, the exhibition will also include paintings inspired by the trees seen on walks in the South Hams Flete Estate, contrasting with New Zealand and Australian seascapes, Italian landscapes and some new and striking paintings of gannets.

Jill Cooper’s creative approach to her textiles involves painting bleached mulberry bark with acrylic and embellishing with foil, beads and machine embroidery.

Her inspiration includes photographs from the Hubble Telescope, flames, and the bark of trees found locally. Other new work inspired by the south Devon coastline involves the machine and hand embellishment of photographs printed onto cotton.

Caroline Barker is well known locally for her printmaking, and this exhibition will include collagraphs exploring Dartmoor, and linocuts of coastal scenes.

She will also show handmade pop-up books with hand-printed illustrations.

Diana Booth, Jill Cooper and Caroline Barker: 3 Media Mix is at Harbour House in Kingsbridge from July 16 to 28, 2013. Admission is free – see the Harbour House website for details.





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