"Coast and Countryside" – An exhibition by Sally Baldwin and Sara Bor
Dates and times of exhibition
Private view 10th July, 5.30-8pm
Exhibition open – 8th July – 4th August – 9.30am- 12.30pm, Monday – Saturday
An exhibition of work across various mediums, by talented artists Sara Bor and Sally Baldwin. The exhibition opens – 11th July, 9.30am- 12.30pm, Monday – Saturday.
Sally’s work focuses on landscape, plants and flowers. She is particularly interested in colour, texture, lacelike spaces and changing light and shadow. She uses markmaking, stitched and coloured papers, silks and other fibres to try and recreate these qualities in her collages, and also works with large stitched panels of ‘paper lace’ to create garden hangings. Much of her current work is inspired by the walking she does, whether round the lanes and hills of Mid Devon where she lives, the Cornish coastal footpath, or more recently the Corfu Trail. Sara’s work is an intuitive response to the coast and landscape of Cornwall and Devon. Through an exploration of colour and mark making the work articulates the mood, atmosphere and energy of the subject matter and reflects on ever changing light created by the effects of the weather.
Sara works in oils building up layers of paint and creating different textures using a variety of tools to apply the paint, exploring and experimenting with a limited palette creating a unique range of colours.
About the Artists
Sara graduated from West Surrey College of Art and Design in the late 1970’s and went on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Art and Design Education in 1980. Sara became involved in the London animation scene and freelanced for many of the leading animation studios producing Commercials, TV idents and films, before setting up an animation company with her partner and husband Simon. After many years of producing award winning children’s animated TV series such as Wolves Witches and Giants, Grizzly Tales and Binka, Sara returned to her Fine Art roots and in 2007 gained an MA in Fine Art.
Sara has lived and worked in Devon for over 20 years and is drawn to the remote beauty of the landscape and coast. Sara’s work is an intuitive response to this environment. Through an exploration of colour and mark making the work articulates the mood, atmosphere and energy of the subject matter and reflects on ever changing light created by the effects of the weather.
The body of work Sara is showing is informed by the land and sea of Cornwall, Devon and Scotland. Sara works in oils building up layers of paint and creating different textures using a variety of tools to apply the paint. Sara explores and experiment with a limited palette creating a unique range of colours.
In the early eighties Sally completed a Diploma in Clothing Technology at Manchester Polytechnic, and went on to set up a business designing and producing pure silk and cotton lingerie and nightwear which she sold all over the UK to shops including Libertys, as well as exporting to Japan and Switzerland.
When her children started school Sally decided she needed a change so returned to college, completing an Art Foundation, and then a Degree in Textiles and Surface Pattern at Somerset College of Arts and Technology. Sally went on to teach there, and later at Exeter College, as well as developing and exhibiting her own textile art work.
Sally met Sara Bor through Devon Open Studios, when attending one of her excellent two day workshops, they have subsequently exhibited together at a variety of events, their next one being Devon Open Studios in September.
Like Sara, Sally is inspired by the landscapes of Devon and the South West, by the big open horizons which change all the time depending on season, weather, time of day, and also by the plants and flowers of our hedgerows, footpaths and gardens.
Sally walks a lot and work in this exhibition has been inspired by her walks around Mid Devon, the coastal footpath around Porthcurno in Cornwall, and the Corfu Trail.
Who is it for
Anyone who loves the remote beauty of the landscape and coast of the South West.