Look Twice Art Exhibition Sat 9th August – Sun 28th September
A delightful display by local artists with many pieces for sale. The show will be manned with a number of demonstrations taking place. This year we are delighted to welcome two guest artist to the group; Alan and Janet Langford.
The exhibition will be open between 10am – 5pm daily in the Five Arrows Gallery, and entrance is included with Gardens Admission.
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 on the website.
GUEST ARTIST - Alan Langford S.E.A.
Alan Langford is a freelance artist and illustrator specialising in equestrian subject matter. He depicts his love of horses and riding with empathy, vigour and movement, in both oils and watercolours. His accurate and active portrayal of pony drifts, point to point racing and Romany life, capture the age old relationship between man; his animals and the land. He is a full member of the S.E.A., (Society of Equestrian Artists)
GUEST ARTISI - Janet Langford
Janet gave up her scientific career of thirteen years, in 1983. Since that time she has pursued her love of art, exhibiting her paintings in local galleries and exhibitions. She specialises in painting small pictures and miniatures in acrylics, which are subtly detailed, with a realistic atmospheric quality.
I have drawn and painted since childhood. I completed a degree course in graphic design, then spent some years illustrating and designing for publishers and the tourist industry. After raising a family and moving to Hampshire, I now paint full time; my graphic "roots" form the basis of my distinctive style.
I am a local artist who works mainly in the surreal style. I draw my inspiration from the natural world and I am mainly influenced by the New Forest, where I live, and by animals. I aspire to produce paintings that are unique and different and hope they bring a touch of individuality to any wall where they hang. I have exhibited at the New Forest Show, the Lesley Errington Gallery, the Five Arrows Gallery and Marwell Zoological Park.
I am a self-taught artist living locally in Blackfield. I began painting mainly because I wanted to capture the interesting surrounding countryside and the beauty of the New Forest. My work features the light and atmosphere of the New Forest. I exhibit locally and I am a member of the Waterside Art Group in Hythe.
I am a self-taught artist living on the edge of the New Forest and working with watercolour, pen, pencil and mixed media to produce both representational and abstracted images of landscapes, seascapes and flowers, which evolve from the design, colour, light, tone and texture and mood of what I see. I obtain much of my inspiration from sketching outside, both in the local area and wherever I visit. Exhibition venues include Five Arrows Gallery, St Barbes, Hilliers, Lesley Errington Gallery, New Forest Show, Romsey Art Group and New Forest and Waterside Art Groups.
I have been painting for a few years mainly in oils and mixed media. I love colour and strong forms. I also find great pleasure in drawing my grandchildren in various mediums. Lately I have been working on more abstract form. I am a member of several art clubs and regularly exhibit in and around the New Forest including the New Forest Show and the Lesley Errington Gallery.
Having lived in Hampshire all my life, my work is inspired by the beauty of the New Forest, rural scenes, and the flowers I grow in my garden. More recently I have painted seascapes and beach scenes reflecting local beaches and the surrounding countryside. I work mainly in acrylics and regularly exhibit with local art groups. I have also exhibited at the New Forest Show and the Lesley Errington Gallery.