#SomePaintingsPosted in News at 10:34 pm on 04/07/12
Nat’s Kitchen is a fine establishment known for local beers, excellent food, music and a great atmosphere.
The Fringe Festival in Buxton is a great festival full of art, theatre, dance, film, music, poetry and much much more.
Last night Martin Olsson, David ‘Mole’ Bowyer and I went to Nat’s to hang 20 new paintings that I have done. Hanging an exhibition is always a lot of fun, and seeing the results at the end is always worth it…especially when there is local beer flowing.
Here is a sneak preview of the paintings, which are available to see from today (4th July-22nd July).
Please go see my latest works, and leave a comment in the book!
Also, on Monday 9th July, there is a night of music and free food..get to Nat’s for The Part Baked Collective
I have recieved a lovely review by Mr Ian Parker Heath for my collection of paintings which is on the Fringe website along with other reviews of other Fringe events…
Here is the review!
“Let me say right off the bat that a visit to Nat’s Kitchen to see recent work by Buxton artist Mr Hope was worth it. Although he is local I hadn’t seen his work before (I was away when he last had an exhibition) and I must say I really liked it. I checked out his website after seeing the show, and the 20 works here are characterized by a certainty of brushstroke and colour, a development from his earlier material. I thought it was bright and vibrant with a strong sense of imagination and humour showing through.
His style might not be for everyone, I could see the influence of his influences, particularly illustrations from children’s books. There are echoes of Barbar the Elephant and Mr Men, but this should not detract from the overall feel and quality of the show. Many of the paintings would not look out of place in a child’s room, but equally, I’d be happy to have one or two in our lounge. If you are looking for affordable ‘real’ art, not a print from department store, you could do very much worse than start here.
Mr Hope and another local artist Martin Olsson are both involved in another Fringe event “What do you do for recreation” as part of the Buxton Art Trail on Sat 7th July, I’d say it will be well worth a visit to support two of our local artists!
Ian Parker Heath”
Thanks Ian! Glad you enjoyed it!