Land, Sea and Sculpture – an exciting new exhibition comes to Nottingham
Joining forces for their first ever show together are three Nottingham artists with a combined experience of 80 years of professional painting and sculpture.
Sculptor Andrew Smith normally exhibits in Chelsea and at major garden events in the summer. His work features beautifully crafted nudes in marble and Portland stone. For those who like their sculpture traditional but with a contemporary edge Andrew’s pieces have a hint of michelangelo in the twisted torsos and muscular detail. Indeed some of them look like they have just been released from the stone itself.
Fellow artist Shooqi Atrabi studied graphic design in Nottingham and fine art for short time in Moscow. His watercolour skill is self-taught over 20 years.
Originally a landscape painter he has exhibited in Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, Russia and Germany. However, for the last three years he has been inspired by the beauty of traditional buildings. “I like to ignore the detail and focus instead on the colour and overall impression of the building perhaps using a bit of my imagination as well.”
Peter Hillier is well known as one of Nottingham’s finest modern painters. Originally a textile designer and lecturer who designed for Liberty’s and Courthaulds he has been painting watercolours and acrylics for over 25 years. His work has featured in the Royal Watercolour Society Exhibitions in London as well as several galleries in the East Midlands. Expect to see bold and colourful landscapes with a directness and immediacy, progressing from calm and serene to turbulent and stormy.
Land, Sea and Sculpture is on for one week only at the Nottingham Society of Artists, Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DH from Friday 9th – Wednesday 14th August.