Exhibitions

2018 – CHRISTMAS SHOW AT LANACRE BARN GALLERY                                          December 8th, 9th and 10th,  open daily from 11am – 7pm 

 

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Jo Minoprio  is very excited to announce that she has 15 returning artists in this exhibition. A wide range of styles and mediums, including sculpting, jewellery, oil painting, watercolour, ink, original print making and photography, making a varied and dynamic show. A fantastic opportunity to see so many professional artists all together in this wonderful rural setting.

Exhibitors are: Caroline McMillan-Davey,  Celia Minoprio,  Caroline Wallace,     Jessamy Keily,  Judith Westcott,  Leo Davey,  Louis Down,  Luke Martineau,    Miranda Johnston,  Pauline Clyde,  Rosie MacCurrach,  Nikos Michalopoulos, Veronica Clegg,  Pine Feroda,  Ann Le Bas R.E. N.E.A.C.  and  Jo Minoprio

There will be a raffle of paintings, etchings, woodcuts, giclee prints, jewellery and photographs, donated by the artists,  with all proceeds going to The Exmoor Community Youth Club.   £5.- a ticket, with the lucky winning tickets being drawn at the end of the exhibition. If you cannot make the show but would like to support the Youth Club, and buy some raffle tickets, then please send a cheque to Moorland Art Ltd to arrive by Monday 10th, to: Lanacre Barn, Lanacre, Withypool, Somerset TA24 7SD

All welcome.

 

LEO DAVEY

Leo trained as an illustrator at Falmouth. He has become well established with his detailed illustrative watercolours, however his latest work sees him branching out into different media, creating exciting painterly landscapes which are remarkably different to his previous work.

In recent years Leo has won the “Evolver Prize”, he has regularly shown at the RWA (this year he was a prize winner), has had paintings in “The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour” and “The Sunday Times Watercolour competition 2012, 2013 & 2014” at London’s Mall Galleries and won the competition’s “Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize” in 2015.

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NIKOS MICHALOPOULOS

Nikos has been creating innovative sculpture-jewellery in various materials for the past 45 years. Much of his work is inspired by the sea and countryside of Corfu where he has lived all his life. His workshop/gallery, based in the old part of Corfu town, is a showcase for his art which pushes the boundaries of what we understand as jewellery without compromising its accessibility or wearability.

Nikos works in 18 carat gold, Sterling silver and bronze as well as wood and stone. Much of his work has an organic feel to it reflecting his love of natural forms found in water, rock and olive wood. He has exhibited in London, Athens and Vienna and has a loyal international following built up over many years. Nikos also takes commissions and believes in working closely with his clients to create a work of art that compliments their personality and life style.

As well as showing some of his classic pieces at Lanacre, Niko will be bringing some of his new work specially designed for this exhibition.

Find us on Facebook, Instagram or on our website  www.nikosjewellery.com                      or e-mail :  info@nikosjewellery.com

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LOUIS DOWN

An energetic and exceedingly creative emerging artist, who is looking to express his individuality through making the ordinary look special.Boathouse.pdg

 

CAROLINE MCMILLAN-DAVEY

Caroline has been a professional artist and teacher for 25 years, exhibiting in many leading galleries, including the Royal West of England Academy and The Royal College of Art.

For Caroline the inspiration is simple,”if I see something I like, I want to paint it”, and Exmoor provides a plethora of beauty to be enjoyed.

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LUKE MARTINEAU (b.1970)  trained at Hatherley School of Fine Art in London, having taken a First in Modern Languages at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Luke has been painting professionally for over 20 years, and he divides his time between landscape and portrait work. His travels with easel and brushes have taken him from the banks of the river Barle on Exmoor to Cambodia and Hong Kong, from Venice to New York, and to India, where in 2010 he accompanied Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as official Tour Artist.

Luke has established a reputation in the UK as a landscape painter but he is also in demand for his portraits – he especially enjoys the informality of family conversation pieces and is currently working on several commissions. He has work of different kinds – landscapes, still lives and portraits – in many private and public collections, including Eton College, the Middle Temple and The Royal Collection. Since 2014 Luke has also been President of the Chelsea Art Society. He is represented in London by Panter and Hall in Pall Mall.

Luke’s next exhibition is an ‘Open Studio’ at his studio in Acton over the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December, 10am-4pm daily. Please contact him or visit his website for full details.

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VERONICA CLEGG

Veronica moved to Exmoor 20 years ago with her husband Richard, who was brought up on the moor and returned to painting then, after a considerable gap.

She loves the changing seasons, the landscape, the light forever shifting and the constant moods of the weather. The upland fields melting into the moor, with the steep wooded combes, exciting painting at any time of the year.

She has exhibited successfully in Cheshire, London and Exmoor, painting with watercolour, oil and now mainly with acrylic and mixed media.

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PINE FERODA

The print on show at Lanacre Barn Gallery this December is “Northern Light”, this was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018   http://www.pineferoda.co.uk

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Northern Light

 

JUDITH WESTCOTT      www.judithwestcott.co.uk

Judith discovered printmaking while taking a Fine Art Degree, Plymouth University, at Exeter College of Art. She was lucky enough to be there when there was a traditional print room. Paper, inks and presses – all utilising techniques going back centuries.

Relief printmaking requires constant reduction to essentials in completing a design. The best prints result in a clear graphic statement.

Living in North Devon the beautiful coast and countryside provide her subject matter.

The three flower and shadow prints utilise techniques learnt on an Arts Council funded trip to China last year, where she studied traditional water woodcut methods.

Judith is a member of the group Pine Feroda, who specialise in large scale collaborative woodcuts. The group formed in November 2013 during the experimental workshop in collaborative printmaking in Hartland, North Devon. In five years the group have developed into a unique artistic collaboration with a recognisable style and intricate processes. Pine specialises in dramatic large scale woodcut prints of the sea and mountains.

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Started Early

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MIRANDA JOHNSTON

“I like to experiment when I take photographs, playing with light, time and movement.    In its simplest terms a photograph is light falling on a photosensitive surface, the lens focusses the images visible wavelength of light and turns it into a reproduction of the subject matter. In these photographs I have attempted to not only capture the image of the vases of flowers but also the movement of the camera and also the length of the exposure.

As a painter I use the liquid medium of paint to produce my images. Although it is a very personal interpretation I always think of light as being liquid and I see the liquidity of these two images as an expression of that feeling.”

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CELIA MINOPRIO – Animal portraiture   Instagram: celia minoprio  www.thepaintedshed.co.uk   sealsmino@hotmail.com  07770325035

Celia studied fine art in Florence and subsequently at the Byam Shaw. Unable to get Italy out of her mind she returned to live and work for a further 20 years.

With a studio in the artisan quarter of Florence, she learned a myriad of wonderful ancient recipes for making glazes, paints and finishes and proceeded in a career in trompe l’oeil, murals and interior decoration, including commissions such as The Grand Hotel, Florence and travelling extensively for work. She also taught decorative painting at The Palazzo Corsini Academia del Diletto.

As a child she was forever drawing her dogs and horses , a passion that has remained with her to this day and which I hope you can share through her work.

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PAULINE CLYDE

Pauline worked as a commercial artist, illustrating guide books and producing watercolour images of proposed buildings for developers in London. She also worked on private commissions of house interiors and exteriors and still takes on design projects.

She has turned her attention to non-commercial work and has concentrated on the landscape of Somerset, producing paintings in various mediums, experimenting and developing her responses to the ‘seen’ environment. She is constantly playing and responding to the energies and effects of the natural world; studying the nature of water, the seasonal changes of trees, the compositions of still life and the movement and colours of flowers. Her work lurches from energetic abstracts to tenaciously observed studies and she finds the execution of a painting a constant and exciting puzzle to be solved.

As she is fortunate to have such a perfect studio for working, and wishing to share the visual possibilities that Exmoor has to offer, she has qualified to teach adults and since 2017 has run courses at her studio. Her website is: paulineclyde.com

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CAROLINE WALLACE   Sculptor

Caroline has been sculpting for nearly 40 years having had a natural talent for art inherited from her mother , who was at the Slade when the war broke out in 1939.

Animals, especially horses, dogs, birds and fish have been captured in bronze highlighting movement and energy.

A life size study of Special Cargo at Sundown Park racecourse, Double Trigger at Doncaster were followed by commissions for many other winning horses, from racing, show jumping and dressage.

Caroline has produced sculptures of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Duke of Cambridge at the Queen’s Birthday parade, also a Kings Troop Officer; these followed a commission from Sir Jackie Stewart for a life size stag and hinds.

Some of her recent work includes some Bengal cats, a lurcher, Partridges and a bust of the Princess Royal for the Royal Army Veterinary Corps of which she is colonel.

Variety is the spice of life and Caroline looks forward to new challenges in 2019.

 

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JESSAMY KEILY

Jinks Art is the moniker for Jessamy Keily, an ink artist recently moved from her native Exmoor to Dorset.

Continually pushing the boundaries of ink work, Jessamy uses a range of techniques to capture the unique forms and patterns of nature and the ocean.

Having worked with India Ink for 5 years, Jinks has explored intricate line illustrations, capturing wild life from the iconic animals and starry skies of Exmoor in her acclaimed ‘Dark Skies ‘series, to mesmerising shoals of fish.

In Jessamy’s new work, more colour has been making an appearance, with the underwater worlds of water and light, and beautiful jewel like abstracts inspired by the vivid colours and patterns of the ocean.

Her website can be found here: http://www.jinksart.com and she is open to commissions.

 

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ROSIE MACCURRACH 

ANN LE BAS

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Bright Intervals on the Moor

 

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Clouds Clearing from the West – Exmoor

 

JO MINOPRIO

Jo has decided to show her new Tree Top series, some of which were hung at Messums Wiltshire in August in an exciting exhibition called Wood – Material. She has added to the series and there are now 7 images, mostly taken from within the tree circle at Three Combes Foot, at different times of the year. It is the design of the images which excites and inspires these photographs.

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A Patch of Blue

 

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Spring Canopy

 

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Lie Down and Look Up
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2018 – SOMERSET ART WORKS Open Studios and DEVON ART TREK              September 15th – 30th at The Lanacre Barn Gallery 

This year, Jo Minoprio exhibited along side her son Louis Down.

Louis, a young emerging artist,  hung a variety of large modern photographs alongside his original abstract designs which were shown for the first time.

Jo has a new collection of watercolours depicting her love of the Exmoor Beech hedges and trees and the large Exmoor open skies.   Also showing were some new large photographic images from her Tree Top series and her latest woodcut print.

Something for everyone, a large selection of pictures hanging alongside prints and cards, in a friendly and relaxed setting, all within the glorious wilderness of Exmoor.

 

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Heading Up         photograph by Louis Down
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Back In The Dip        watercolour and ink by Jo Minoprio

 

 

2018 – MESSUMS WILTSHIRE     Material: Wood                                                                  August 8th-Sep 9th   10am-5pm Wednesday to Saturday. 10am-4pm Sunday and Bank holiday Mondays

Jo was very excited to have been invited to exhibit some of her Tree Top photographs during this wonderful exhibition.

 

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Lie Down and Look Up

 

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2018 – SIMONSBATH ART EXHIBITION  – May – In conjunction with The Simonsbath Art Festival

The exhibition showcased some of the South West’s  most innovative and influential printmakers, whose work reflected something of the quality of moorland life, the physical beauty of the landscape and the diversity of the culture, flora and fauna.    Being a newcomer to the printing world Jo was privileged to take part in this exciting show

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Leap of Faith  Original Wood Cut by Jo Minoprio

 

 

2017  “EXMOOR TO THE SEA”   September Saturday 23rd – October Sunday 8th     everyday 11am-6pm

Lanacre Barn Gallery has had an exciting exhibition with around 600 people coming to the wilds of Exmoor to see a variety of professional and emerging artists in conjunction with Somerset Art Works Festival.  For those of you who are passionate about Exmoor and the North Devon/Somerset coast then this was the show for you. With a large  variety of styles and mediums;  oil, watercolour, ink, photography. We also had Nikos, an amazing  jeweller from Corfu, with strong connections to Exmoor, who brought new work, never seen before. There was something for everyone, set in a spacious gallery, with a large number of pictures hanging. All set in the glorious wilderness of Exmoor, from which the artists took their inspiration

Leo Davey,    Louis Down,   Miranda Johnston,   Jessamy Keily,    Luke Martineau, Niko Michalopoulos   and   Jo Minoprio

LEO DAVEY

Leo trained as an illustrator at Falmouth. He has become well established with his detailed illustrative watercolours, however his latest work sees him branching out into different media, creating exciting painterly landscapes which are remarkably different to his previous work.

In recent years Leo has won the “Evolver Prize”, he has regularly shown at the RWA (this year he was a prize winner), has had paintings in “The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour” and “The Sunday Times Watercolour competition 2012, 2013 & 2014” at London’s Mall Galleries and won the competition’s “Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize” in 2015.

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Gorse and Heather North Hill
Minehead Through Woodcombe
Minehead through Woodcombe
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Barle at Lanacre
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Porlock Weir

 JINKS ART

Jinks Art is the moniker for Jessamy Keily, an Exmoor artist specialising in pen and ink. Inspired by the wildlife and natural forms around her within the National Park and beyond, Jessamy took to capturing these unique shapes and patterns with traditional dip pen and ink, occasionally using watercolours to add vibrancy. She focuses on nature but is particularly inspired by the Exmoor wildlife.Her eye-catching “Dark Skies” series of iconic Exmoor animal shapes expressed as a night sky highlights Exmoor’s standing as one of the best places to see stars in Europe.

She is also fascinated by the sea and her “fish mandala” series captures the patterns of underwater dives and vibrant seascapes. She is continually pushing the boundaries of ink work, using a range of techniques from fine lines to broad abstract pieces. Jinks Art is becoming an icon of the Exmoor area and her pieces of work are now collector items.    Her website can be found at: http://www.jinksart.com and she is open to commissions.

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MIRANDA JOHNSTON          www.mirandajohnstonart.com   

“Living and roaming on Exmoor I often have chance encounters with wildlife. In my paintings I try to capture that moment of intense mutual observation before they disappear.

Every painting of mine presents me with exciting challenges, I love exploring the medium of oil paint to see how I can render the textures, light and atmosphere.

I enjoy spending time researching and observing my subjects which helps me to appreciate even more how lucky I am to live in such a unique and special place that enriches my life so much.”

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LUKE MARTINEAU

Luke Martineau has been painting on Exmoor for over 30 years, having spent almost every summer of his life in the village of Withypool, where his family have owned a cottage since the 1950s. His travels with easels and brushes have taken him from the banks of the River Barle to Cambodia and Hong Kong, from Venice to New York, and to India, where in 2010 he accompanied Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as official Tour Artist.

Luke has established a reputation in the UK as a landscape painter but he is also in demand for his portraits – he especially enjoys the informality of family conversation pieces and is currently working on half a dozen commissions. He has work of different kinds – landscapes, still life and portraits – in many private and public collections, including Eton College, the Middle Temple and The Royal Collection.Since 2014 Luke has also been President of the Chelsea Art Society.

http://www.lukemartineau.com            www.facebook.com/lukemartineauartist

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In the River, Sherdon
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Catching Minnows

 

JO MINOPRIO

Jo continues with her fascination for the iconic Beech Hedges of Exmoor. Bringing out her more ‘designer’ side she continues to explore the effects that man has had on our landscape over the last two hundred years since the Royal Forest was tamed. We think our surroundings are natural and wild when actually they have been modelled by the way we have cut, laid, or left our endless miles of hedgerows. They have become exquisite sculptures in the Exmoor landscape, and Jo never ceases her search to capture the best of them.

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LOUIS DOWN

An energetic and exceedingly creative emerging artist, who is looking to express his individuality through making the ordinary look special

 

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Water through Wood

 

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NIKOS MICHALOPOULOS

Nikos has been creating innovative sculpture-jewellery in various materials for the past 45 years. Much of his work is inspired by the sea and countryside of Corfu where he has lived all his life. His workshop/gallery, based in the old part of Corfu town, is a showcase for his art which pushes the boundaries of what we understand as jewellery without compromising its accessibility or wearability.

Nikos works in 18 carat gold, Sterling silver and bronze as well as wood and stone. Much of his work has an organic feel to it reflecting his love of natural forms found in water, rock and olive wood. He has exhibited in London, Athens and Vienna and has a loyal international following built up over many years. Nikos also takes commissions and believes in working closely with his clients to create a work of art that compliments their personality and life style.

As well as showing some of his classic pieces at Lanacre, Niko will be bringing some of his new work specially designed for this exhibition.

Find us on Facebook, Instagram or on our website  www.nikosjewellery.com                      or e-mail :  info@nikosjewellery.com

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 2016

2016 –  ILLMINSTER ARTS CENTRE  November 28th – December 23rd    in a Christmas exhibition, at the Illminster Arts Centre, East St. TA19 0AN

Jo won a place in this Christmas Show by winning the public vote  with her Saunton Sands photograph at the Illminster Art Centres’ annual photographic competition.

 

November 22nd

She showed three large photographs of  her new “Tree top designs”, one seen below, which had not been seen before.

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2016  NOVEMBER  at No.4 THE GALLERY, BROOK ST.  BAMPTON  EX16 9LY

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A selection of mostly new paintings, continuing on with my beech hedges and large Exmoor skies, surprise surprise, I am still in my “tree period” ! No.4 promotes local arts and crafts and shows a lovely selection of pottery, textiles, jewellery and paintings.

2016 – Somerset Open Studios   Sep 17th – Oct 2nd   Lanacre Barn Gallery, Landacre, Withypool, Exmoor  TA24 7SD

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I have been focusing on three particular tree circles here on Exmoor, two of which were planted as Sheepfolds or Stells and the third being a circle of trees planted around an ancient burial ground. They are all three nearing the end of their short lives.               They are temporary sculptures, unwittingly created by man, so wondrous in their beauty that they cry out to be seen, so at one with their surroundings that it is hard to imagine that they will soon no longer exist. I have been drawn to photograph these grand old men who’s symmetry and grandeur fascinate me.                                                                          I sense a design quality of such immense scale that I am attempting to show them, through the use of b&w and sepia, striped bare of their colour and surroundings, as simple art forms.   I have attempted the same with some of my favourite lengths of Exmoor Hedge. I show them as isolated and silhouetted, so one is forced to focus on the design within.  These sculptural designs are almost entirely due to mans’ past labours, not just in the construction of the banks and the planting of the saplings but through the laying of the hedges, and the weather of course adding the final touch.                              For me nature and design are inexplicably connected, and it is this design in nature that I am trying to capture.  I have yet to design a new hedge, but I continue my search for the perfect hedge!!

2016 –  “Find a Tree”  Exhibition October 3rd-29th at The Illminster Arts Centre

Jo exhibited alongside Gordon Fields, Tim Craven and several others who share her passion for trees. Tree circles or ‘Stells’ have been occupying her thoughts throughout this year !

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