Cove Conversations

Cove Conversations - Clarke Reynolds

Cove Conversations - Clarke Reynolds

Clarke Reynolds is an emerging visual artist who is partially blind and gradually losing his sight. His aim is to raise awareness among sighted people of the importance of Braille by using Braille itself as an artistic medium. 

With a new exhibition for Cove Gallery opening on 28 May 2021, in this blog Clarke relates his unique and truly inspirational journey as an artist. 

Cove Conversations - Moira Ladd

Cove Conversations - Moira Ladd
Ever-popular artist Moira Ladd describes how an early love for line drawings and a career as a mural/stencil artist led to the development of her 'contemporary nostalgia' acrylic and watercolour style, painting familiar scenes in unusual formats and unpredictable colours.

Cove Conversations - Oliver Pyle

Cove Conversations - Oliver Pyle
Watercolour artist Oliver Pyle highlights two British landscape artists that influenced his early artistic development, Rowland Hilder and Alwyn Crawshaw, and also describes how two classical music masterpieces by Strauss and Beethoven provide constant inspiration for his best work.

Cove Conversations – Sam Dodd

Cove Conversations – Sam Dodd

Sam’s love of wildlife and the countryside feature strongly in her artistic journey. Her work is influenced not only by other artists and artwork, but also music, books, television and wildlife campaigners, including the renowned broadcaster Chris Packham.

Cove Conversations - Gina Marshall

Cove Conversations - Gina Marshall

Gina Marshall explains how her artistic journey has contributed in no small part to her recovery from mental illness. Taking inspiration from linocuts, doodle art, patchwork and pointillism, Gina has created her own unique style, and has become successful locally as a both a commercial artist and more recently as a gallery owner.

Cove Conversations - Antonia Phillips

Cove Conversations - Antonia Phillips
In this blog Antonia Phillips describes the strong influence on her work of one the world’s best-known wildlife artists, Lars Jonsson, and how an exhibition of prominent Scottish painter Peter Doig at Tate Britain changed her perspective of landscape and seascape painting.

Cove Conversations - Jan Nelson

Cove Conversations - Jan Nelson
Jan Nelson chooses four seascape artists – Turner, Aivanovsky, Homer and Dawson – whose works have influenced her, and also describes how the Scottish Colourists school continues to shape the evolution of her own style.