Friday, 12 July 2013

Triple Vision at Number Ten Gallery

FOCHDALE artist Walter Kershaw opened the current Triple Vision exhibition at Number Ten Gallery in Baillie Street in the town centre on June 28th.  The gallery was packed with local folk and supported by many of the great and the good.  Walter commended the work referring to the handling of colour and welcomed the event held to support Petrus a homeless charity to whom some of the proceeds will go.  The three artists who dedicated their work to this event were Colin Fielding, Colin Gilbert and Lorraine Dewhurst.  

Ms. Dewhurst, we learn, paints using most media but favour soft pastels often focusing on animal subjects.  But it was her Acrilic painting entitled 'Rock Nook Mill, Littleborough (former home of Fothergill & Harvey)' (£60) that caught mine and Walter's attention.

Colin Fielding, who Walter Kershaw knows best, was influenced we are told Walter by the famous Norwich School of Painters.  He is more experimental and finds some inspiration in abstract art:  his work here stretches from the traditional to the abstract using most mediums  - from an abstract watercolour rendering of Stravinski's 'Rite of Spring' (£60)  to his  watercolour of 'Bamburg Castle, Northumberland' (£50) and his 'Ulswater' (Cumbria) (£50).

Colin Gilbert's work is more impressionistic and mainly local in subject matter and he works mostly in watercolour such as 'The Dam, Rippenden' (£65), but the exhibition has some of his prints like 'Toll House, Blackstone Edge Old Road' (£40) from original watercolour another was 'Healey Dell Viaduct' (£40).

Walter Kershaw, who donated one of his own works to the event for raffling-off, described the pricing of these works as being very reasonable.   Rochdale folk and locals should go and support this event at Number Ten that runs until the 27th, July 2013.

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