To Wooler & Back Again

To Wooler and Back Again

 

An Exhibition of Landscapes and Cityscapes

By Jim Edwards and Natalie Bell

Mushroom Works

Last year Jim and Natalie returned to Newcastle, after a year living and painting in Northumberland, which inspired a more rural direction in both their painting.  Living in Wooler, on the edge of the Cheviots allowed them to immerse themselves in the landscape, to fully experience and explore the changing environment.

“Through the seasons, it was the agricultural changes to the landscape that were the most dramatic, and seemed to make my surroundings come alive. I was inspired by the contrast between the flat angular farmlands and the gentle roll of the hills, yet they flowed seemlessly together.” Natalie

“Being accustomed to the complex structures of the cityscape, it took some time to interpret the open landscape.  I became drawn to the manmade structures in the Northumberland landscape, of isolated farmhouses and the network of geometric walls stretched over hillsides.” Jim

Following their return, they reconnected with the city, the experiences of last year has inspired them, and allowed them to appreciated both environments from a new perspective.
This exhibition is a showcase of their new work, and a visual record of their experiences.Last year, Jim and Natalie returned to Newcastle, after a year spent in Northumberland, which inspired a more rural direction in both their painting. Living on the edge of the Cheviots allowed them to immerse themselves in the landscape, to fully experience and explore the changing environment.

“Through the changing seasons, it was the agricultural changes to the landscape that were the most dramatic, and seemed to make my surroundings come alive. I was inspired by the contrast between the flat angular farmlands and the gentle roll of the hills, yet they flowed seemlessly together.” Natalie

“Being accustomed to the complex structures of a cityscape, it took some time to interpret the open landscape. I became drawn to the man-made structures in the Northumberland landscape, of isolated farmhouses and the network of geometric walls stretched over hillsides.” Jim

Following their return, they have reconnected with the city, the experiences of last year have inspired them, and allowed them to appreciate both environments from a new perspective. This exhibition is a showcase of their new work, and a visual record of their experiences.

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