Monday, May 23, 2011

David Tress Exhibition

David Tress exhibition at the John Davies Gallery, Moreton in Marsh

I went to the Private View of this brilliant exhibition at the weekend and the painting above is the one that I would have loved to own.  The trees glow in a shaft of light, rain approaches and the colour, marks and light express the weather and mood of the day perfectly.   The reality is so much better than any tiny photograph can show.   Some lucky person bought it as I stood talking to him about his work - no red dot at the beginning of the conversation - big red dot a few minutes later.   His work was deservedly selling well.

If you are anywhere near the Cotswolds be sure to go and have a look - the paintings are full of atmosphere, passion,. a sense of place and the marks, texture and collage elements are wonderfully free.   Pure drama :>)

It's a lovely gallery with lots of space and shows the work of some very good artists, well worth repeat visits.

3 comments:

Ian Bertram said...

From the picture, the David Trss show looks well worth a visit. Not too far for me in Wiltshire.

vivien said...

definitely worth a visit :>)

vivien said...

....... and there are other galleries in nearby towns - the Red Rag Gallery and the Fosse Gallery in Stow on the Wold and several John Noott galleries in Broadway. The area is really nice too with the honey coloured stone houses and rolling countryside.