This Bucks Art Weeks exhibition brings together 4 artists who all work ‘en plein air’ or ‘in the outdoors’, as it were, and proudly celebrates South Bucks and especially the High Wycombe area.
*Opening Day* Saturday 8th June will see Lorna appearing in person for as long as her health allows.
There will be a live band playing jazz in the afternoon with drinkies. Do come!
At 86 years young, Lorna has a lifetime of prints, etchings, drawings and watercolours. She studied at Wycombe Art School in the early 1950’s (the building behind St.John the Baptist ruin near The Rye), helped set up Wycombe Arts Festival. Her work is on display and held in collections by Bucks County Museum and Wycombe Museum, where her portrait also hangs.
For this show, we have helped Lorna select some of her favourite images from the last 60 odd years, showing the transforming townscapes and changing buildings around her.
The second artist documenting his surroundings with prolific skill is Jan Gaska. Living in Lane End with his creative family, Jan (say ‘Yan’) studied Fine Art painting in Surrey in the 90’s, was the Print Technician at Bracknell Arts Centre in the noughties and has worked at BNU more recently. A vociferous oil painter, he takes on classical and traditional portraiture and landscapes, with the contemporary twist that lies in the choice of viewpoint and subject.
visit Jan’s website
visit Jan’s studio as part of Bucks Art Weeks
Impasto Oil painter Richard has spent time living in Bath and Brighton then Internationally before returning to his home town of Marlow. His painterly style rejects his old graphic designer work, and frees him up to concentrate on mood and the emotion in a scene. For Richard, it’s what a scene feels like, rather than looks like.
Visit Richard’s website
visit Richard’s studio as part of Bucks Art Weeks
Dan is artist-in-residence at the arts centre and is an avid sketchbook keeper, doing a page a day for over 20 years. Yes, he has a lot of sketchbooks. Sometimes there are doodles while having a coffee or at local events, so for this show, see exclusively into the secret Decreate sketchbook collection.