Pathways – Vanessa Kelly
(August 6 – 19)
“Pathways is an exhibition of paintings influenced by an early life in the country, and a later life in the city, and the paths we encounter.
The paths we choose to wander in the country are depicted in the hues of nature, luminous colours filtered through light. The pathways in the city, the lanes, roads and steps are depicted in their tonality, in architectural form and shape.
Both lead us , one as a contemplative journey, the other as a direction to somewhere else, as we choose the paths we walk.
I have painted for many years in oil,acrylic and watercolour. My subjects being influenced by my love of landscapes and the harder edge of the citiscapes in which I now live. A friend said to me one day “Vanessa, I don’t know where you are going, but you paint continual paths to somewhere”. He was right, I love to paint paths to somewhere.”
Vanessa has exhibited since 1978, interspersed with Architectural Practice, but now paints full time. She has had 15 Group and Solo Shows, and has won 34 Awards for watercolour, oil and acrylic works, including the 2014 Chapel on Station Gallery Religious Art Prize.
Please join us for the exhibition’s opening on Thursday August 6 from 6:30-8pm in the Gallery.