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Summer Exhibition 2017

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Stunning coastal scenes among works in the Summer Show at the Albany Gallery, Cardiff

The summer exhibition at Cardiff’s Albany Gallery is a chance to see the latest work from a huge range of gallery artists, from seasoned regular exhibitors to exciting newcomers.

Taking place from July 6 to September 9, it includes diverse and beautiful coastal scenes from artists such as Peter Kettle and Tim Fudge, plus exquisite portraits and still life paintings, sculpture, landscapes and bold abstracts.

Peter Kettle is one of the gallery’s most significant up-and-coming young artists, having been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the Royal Cambrian Academy (RCA) in 2014. He was identified as 'One to Watch' by Moneyweek Magazine in the same year, describing his painting as an 'alchemy of light and landscape'. Peter says of his work: “I base my approach on Impressionism and go through a long process of obscuring and uncovering the composition through mixed media. By combining materials found outside of the formal approaches to painting - plaster (gesso and French chalk powder), clay and shellac - a myriad of effects can unfold.”

Tim Fudge’s work is immediately identifiable thanks to his fluid brush strokes and strong use of colour. The Pembrokeshire-based artist is well known for his depictions of the Welsh coast, and he has contributed several such paintings to this show. “One of the main attractions, and challenges of painting the sea is its movement,” he says. “The latest batch of work has been all about trying to instil that into the paintings.”

Taking a different technical approach is David Porteous-Butler, who paints using a palette knife. A former pupil of celebrated palette knife painter Sir Kyffin Williams, David went against Kyffin’s advice when he started painting with a palette knife.“He told me I would be an outcast of the art world, but I told him that didn’t worry me,” he recalls.

Fortunately, he hasn’t looked back. His work reveals an honest and direct affinity with his subject that is driven by his love of the natural world.

Other significant exhibitors to look out for in this show are Sarah Carvell, whose main subject matter is the landscape that surrounds her in North Wales; and exciting newcomer Lara Smith, whose vibrant, expressive work is expected to be very well received.

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