“Over Land and Sea”
Tim Wootton, Darren Rees, Daniel Cole and Simon Griffiths
Scottish ornithologists’ Club, Aberlady
25 May – 3 July 2019
This group exhibition brings together three painters Tim Wootton, Darren Rees and Daniel Cole and a sculptor, Simon Griffiths to focus on wildlife captured at a particular moment. All are established wildlife artists and members of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA).
Tim Wootton, draws inspiration from the wilderness of Orkney where he lives, translating it into a wide range of media from oils to acrylic and watercolours. Darren Rees is based in Stirling but travels the world as an artist and as a guide, his work reflecting these wide-ranging trips without neglecting the beauty on his doorstep. Daniel Cole lives in Cornwall and creates sweeping paintings often giving a birds’ eye view of the world. Simon Griffiths, based in Co. Durham, works in ceramics producing sculptures that always hint at the world beyond the subject.
While they share a passion for nature, and a life-long dedication to the subject, these artists each bring their very personal approaches to it, often delighting the viewer with contrasting takes on a shared experience.
Simon Griffiths will give a sculpture demonstration at the Opening of the exhibition on Saturday 25 May, 2-4pm, all welcome.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 25 May until Wednesday 3 July 2019.
Open daily, 10am to 4pm, at The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, Aberlady, East Lothian, EH32 0PY
Getting there: The SOC is situated at Waterston House, in Aberlady, East Lothian. By car, just off the A198, on the left after the Aberlady sign, free parking. By bus: East Coast Buses 124, X24 and X5 stop almost at the door.
Open times: daily 10am to 4pm, free entry.
About the SOC: The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club is charity promoting the study of birds in Scotland. Scotland’s national bird club with over 3000 members and a network of 15 branches across Scotland, it hosts a programme of talks, discussions and outings for its members and the general public.
About Waterston House: Waterston House is fully accessible and houses a resource centre for bird-watching including a shop, the largest ornithological reference library in Scotland and an art gallery dedicated to wildlife art. The centre is open to all (members and non-members) free of charge.
For more information, visit www.the-soc.org.uk