Andrew Naylor needs no introduction to readers of the beautiful New Arcadian Journal, which marries scholarship about gardens and landscape with superb artist-produced illustrations. His drawings and prints are a highlight of numerous issues of the publication. A professional sculpture conservator, Andrew’s skills as a draughtsman, honed from life drawing, are at once obvious in his work and we are delighted to welcome this show – dedicated to his interpretations of Capability Brown’s work.
Tim Royall is a sculptor whose passion is nature. His work is concerned with natural forms, derived from the land and the oceans, from plants and animals, from micro to macro. The endless variety and diversity provide a rich source to draw upon. He often concerns himself with expressing the diminutive details of nature. Those details which we don’t see or take for granted. Many things are too fragile, too elusive, too transient or too small to physically hold and get a sense of how they feel. He expresses his own interpretations of that experience, whilst at the same time celebrating the patterns, the geometry, the rhythms and the underlying structures of nature’s forms. He gives his work a vital tension, whilst also trying to imbue them with the sense of peace and contemplation he gets from being in the natural environment. The origins of the material, and the forces which it is subjected to, those which form it, alter it and liberate it are also important sources of inspiration. His forms are organic, fluid, dynamic; yet he seeks to represent order, balance and harmony.
11am – 4pm