Landmarks is a collection of memories and echoes, gathered from across the country, from Cornwall to Edinburgh, Lewis to London. They are semi abstracted, layered images, exploring light, colour and atmosphere. Buildings and structures become simple silhouettes, animated by openings and edges.Shadows and sunshine, boulders and pebbles, pavements and walls all have a part to play. Nothing stands still, things dissolve into a mosaic of overlapping fragments.
The response to these places , though, is more than a journey through landscape, it echoes landmark events of circumstance and history. As a result these pictures are a personal exploration, thinking in paint if you like.
As one commenter described it,they are about feelings not rationality, about imagination not commonsense.
Jane and Gareths work is substantially different. Jane works in a wide variety of media using colour as an emotional response. Gareth works in a far more understated way. It's strange that the exhibition should form such a happy marriage and that two such different journeys should end up on the same island.
The Morven Gallery is in Upper Barvas, Isle of Lewis