'Art @ Avon Mill'
The 'First Floor' gallery is home to a seasonal collection of elegant, original and limited edition artworks, with a new collection every three months. More art is on show in our Cafe on the ground floor, so two floors of art to peruse.
Each collection showcases the work of artists from the South West. Open daily, monday-sunday, 10am-5pm.
Whilst viewing the art, why not relax and enjoy a coffee, glass of wine or lunch..... just order from the Cafe below.
The 'First Floor' has comfy sofas, so sit back and soak up the calm and creative atmosphere.
In summer months take in the sunshine on our lovely first floor decked terrace and wander the secret garden...
2nd November 2013 - 30th January 2014
First floor of the mill
10am to 5pm daily
Linda Looker (married name Summers)
Painter & Printmaker
Linda has lived and worked in the Totnes area of Devon for forty years since studying at Dartington College of Arts.
Whilst continuing to paint and draw Linda trained and worked as a teacher and later worked for many years in social care.
“The local landscape provides a good source of inspiration for paintings and prints, whatever the season and offers a variety of changing environments. I also work from still life, depicting familiar household objects.
I am as stimulated by paints, inks and materials themselves and the pleasure of using them as much as by my subject matter.
I mostly work from sketches which are my immediate response to my surroundings.”
Artist prints are individually printed and are of limited edition using a variety of techniques which include collagraphs, (where the printing plate is made of card which has been textured and sealed), lino-cuts and monotypes.
Christopher Kingsford- Curram
For photographer Chris Kingsford-Curram, a spontaneous holiday choice in the early 1990’s turned into a 20 year adventure exploring the wilder regions of the Great Thar Desert of Rajasthan. Armed with only his wits and a Canon camera, Chris set out to encounter and document the colourful and varied peoples who call this harsh and unforgiving terrain home; to record something of a way of life which the building of tarmac roads and enormous wind energy projects in the desert is now changing forever. Inspired by masters such as Hans Silvester and Steve McCurry, Chris has an intensely personal approach to photography, engaging openly and directly with his subjects, portraying them with disarming candour and intimacy. As an ex-Kingsbridge School pupil, Chris is delighted to be showing his work in the South Hams for the first time.
Elise Carr is a local photographer who is inspired by natural forms of plants, seascapes and landscapes to produce stunning photographs. The exploration of her iMac digital programs have allowed her to play with these images, giving them a painterly quality that might not suit purists, but is a sumptious celebration of colour and form. She has an artist’s eye, creating evocative images that make the most humble of objects vibrant and exciting.Sue Patterson
Watercolour is the medium that inspires Anne. She likes the freedom of expression that it offers. In particular, she enjoys painting flowers but recently has become attracted to the additional scope that the rivers and beaches of her home in Devon have to offer.
Anne is largely self- taught but has attended many courses and workshops in order to tighten up her natural flair.