Galleries - July 2019

Helen Simpson’s highly observed, larger than life pastel and oil paintings show us that the flower’s stillness is simply a momentary suspension of movement in a mysterious and unceasing journey from one form, one landscape, to another. She lives in Dorset “on a hill buffeted by weather I am very aware of an ever changing landscape. When I look closely at plants they too reflect the mysterious energy and transformative power of nature.” Kay Waterfield Edwards in her intimate paintings recording home life in her Suffolk village, revels in the colour and texture of the familiar and enjoys incidental chance occurrence, whether the sudden appearance of a chicken on the window sill, or a neighbour watering her plants….the very structure of the space she occupies, even the compositional framework of the painting seem challenged by the richness and transience of the moment “Nature mort”, not so, Imogen Bittner’s still life work is a transformation of the representational towards the abstract into frenzied textural arrangements that focus on colour and pattern. As an avid collector, objects have often informed both her painting and textile works. These vibrant, textile images also reflect her interest in reconstructing ancient ceramics. THE LOVELY GALLERY London SE26 6JZ Where next? Helen Simpson oil on canvas 80x85cm Stop Look Listen Kay Waterfield, oil, 108x83cm Still Life Imogen Bittner , mixed media and textile 87x108cm