Four Seasons Art Exhibition Sun 12th April - Sun 7th June
Art for all seasons at Exbury
The Four Seasons Art group, of ten distinguished artists headed by painter and writer Marianna Kneller, are mounting their tenth major show at Exbury Gardens in 2015 with traditional and contemporary work in a range of media and styles. They will show paintings, drawings, linocuts, prints, cards and ceramics at Exbury's Five Arrows Gallery from early April.
In the words of Marianna "I am delighted to say the Four Seasons Group have brought together another exhibition that is both exciting and wide-ranging". Many of the artists will be giving demonstrations throughout the day.
On Saturday 11th April the Four Seasons Artists are hosting a private viewing of the exhibition and the Gallery will therefore be closed to the public until 3:30pm. The exhibition officially opens at 10:00am on Sunday 12th April.
The ten artists cover all apects of the natural world:
Ruth Baron Ezra - a member of the FGSA who specialises in fascinatingly detailed graphite pencil drawings of a wide variety of natural subjects.
Cathy Beggs - who enjoys painting the natural world in various media from watercolour to acrylic.
Marianna Kneller - was resident artist at Exbury Gardens from 1980 to 2004. She has just added a new publication to her acclaimed Book of Rhododendrons.
The Majical World of John Clare features poems and writings from Clare's Journal illustrated in exquisite watercolour. Marianna will be at the Gallery signing copies of her book.
Joan Osborne - most enjoys the painting of butterflies, birds and flowers in watercolour with superb realism on paper, papyrus and vellum.
Barbara Rousseau - uses pastels to depict a great range of subjects often captured from unexpected viewpoints.
Annie Soudain - has a unique skill in creating linocut pictures.
Anne Squire - loves to paint animals and birds in their natural settings in pastel, oil and acrylic.
Mary Tarraway - developed her artistic skills from a botanical degree background and excels in painting both wild and garden flowers in stunning detail.
Paul Toms - had developed his craft in ceramic modelling to fashion many subjects from the natural world.
Richard Tratt - has a well-deserved reputation for his oil paintings of the New Forest and butterflies and birds in their landscapes.
Please click Four Seasons Artists to view the biography and contact information for the artists.
This year the Tea Room in the Gardens will be moving to the side of the Five Arrows Gallery so visitors will be able to enjoy the art exhibition combined with a delicious snack on the patio outside.
If you are visiting the Gardens primarily to visit the Exhibition, please check with the Exbury reception before you depart on 023 8089 1203. The Exhibition may occasionally be closed due to the staging of private functions, though we endeavour to show these dates here on the website.