We are delighted to be hosting a joint exhibition showing the wonderful textiles created by Pam Pickering and the beautiful paintings by John Pickering in the Upper Gallery at Harding House. Imagined Realities runs until the 6th June.
'My soft sculpture manikins are unique and during the making process each one develops its own personality, attitude and humour. Passionate about stitch and texture, I make all the base fabrics using hand printed cloth. Surface decoration varies between free machine drawing, found objects, wrapped wires and layered threads." Pam Pickering
"John Pickering works entirely in waterbased media on paper, with a powerful and graphic style, often experimentally combining watercolour washes with passages of heavy gouache - the transparent against opaque. He tries to encapsulate the mark-making often found, to unique effect. ' My paintings move between the truly representational and the semi abstract, but always with a basis of sound draughtsmanship. They often explore the interplay between light and shadow, with my latest work developing a more stylised and decorative feel.' John Pickering
Here you can find out more about our resident artists, view samples of their work and make contact. Please click on the artist's names below: