'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Thursday, 21 April 2011

A green and pleasant land?


My Green Man Ready for Battle really is going into battle on 5th May as part of Obsidian Art's HS2 Protest Exhibition against the proposed High Speed Rail Link. The £33 Billion Link will cut a swathe through the Chilterns and the beautiful countryside that surrounds the Gallery, passing only 200 metres from it. For full details about the Exhibition and how you can help, clicky clicky on the picture link above. For full details about the HS2 protest visit the STOP HS2 website where you can find out more and sign the petition.


© Sue Wookey
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Friday, 15 April 2011

Elements Exhibition Private View

© Sue Wookey

We had our Private View last night for the Elements Exhibition at the AIM for Art Gallery in Milton Keynes. I thought the exhibition looked wonderful with so many different styles and media. As usual I had to give myself a stern talking to, to prevent my buying stuff instead of selling stuff. Luckily the piece I was most tempted by was way too dear for me! It was lovely to meet other artists from around Beds and Bucks and also to have a chance to talk about my paintings and explain some of the symbols I use to people. I even sold some cards. Hurrah!

Full details of the exhibition, which runs to the 7th May, can be found here.

My paintings in the centre
© Sue Wookey

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Friday, 8 April 2011

The Temple of the Moon

© Sue Wookey
Another moon painting. Yes, I admit it, I'm obsessed with the moon and I think the recent spectacular Lunar Perigee at the Spring Equinox hasn't helped. It was just so Big and Bright and Beautiful. It made me want to leap around the night-time garden just to celebrate all that silver light, but thankfully I spared the neighbours (and the snails - it's impossible to run around my garden at night without flattening snails, slowly processing westwards across the grass, on some inpentetrable mission). This painting is also full of mystery. Like Eostra's Moon, the moon is being reborn inside an ancient mound, but this one has Guardian Trees and the traces of a labyrinth on the top. Behind it a full moon hangs over a misty lake. The words around the edge read:
Behold the glow of the moon
illumine the world's four quarters
perfect light in perfect space
a radiance that purifies.
- Shih Te
The Temple of the Moon is now available as a limited edition giclee print from Galley Hill Art.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Elements Exhibition in Milton Keynes

Another exhibition! This time at the AIM for Art Gallery in Milton Keynes. It's been a busy couple of months...

Elements

an exhibition of paintings, photography, wood-turning and pottery for sale celebrating aspects of the natural world

Thursday 14th April - Saturday 7th May

Participating artists

Julian Abrams, Irene Foster, Jill Goodyear, Susan Gray, Roy Holding, Sarah Janavicius, Liz Linton, Tracey Mason, Di Oliver, Georgina Porter, Rowena Quilleash, Barbara Swann, Sue Wookey and Rosemary Wright

AIM for Art Gallery can be found at the centre:mk on the outside, next to Costa Coffee and opposite Waitrose.

AIM for Art Gallery
759 Midsummer Boulevard
@ thecentre:mk
Milton Keynes
Bucks
MK9 3BG
tel: 01908 674 069
email: info@aimforartgallery.org.uk
web: www.aimforartgallery.org.uk

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