Susan Ryder & David Tress – new exhibitions in London

 Susan Ryder – Reflected Light, Panter & Hall, until 27th September

Panter & Hall have moved to new and rather splendid premises (11-12 Pall Mall London SW1Y 5UL) which provide the perfect setting for a new exhibition of works by Sue Ryder.

Collectors have had to wait four years for these wonderfully captured elegant, welcoming interiors, glowing in lamplight and her atmospheric depictions of trees, gardens and paths.  One can totally understand why she has a strong international following.  Nor should we forget that she is an equally good portraitist, whose sitters have included Her Majesty The Queen.

Dower House Lamps And Orchid oil on canvas, 20x22 ins Courtesy of Gallery

Dower House Lamps And Orchid
oil on canvas, 20 x 22 ins
Courtesy of Gallery

www.panterandhall.com

David Tress, Messum’s, until 12th October

Although born in London, David Tress has lived in Wales since 1976. Indeed in August this year he received the Glyndwr Award for his notable contribution to the arts in Wales.  Churches, landscapes, Palladian gardens, even a view of London’s Admiralty Arch are among the distinctive works in this show.  They are distinctive because many have an almost sculptural resonance. His paintings (usually mixed media) are worked on sheets of handmade white paper which he layers and tears, scores and scrapes to create the visual effect he seeks.

Sphinx at Chiswick, 2012 mixed media/paper, 61 x 82 cms Copyright Messum's 2013

Sphinx at Chiswick, 2012
mixed media/paper, 61 x 82 cms
Copyright Messum’s 2013

 

 http://www.messums.com

 

PS. Both galleries are showing at the 20/21 British Art Fair (details in my blog pubished 11/09/13)

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