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