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Rowan Whimster Ceramicist  

Although I live in the rolling chalk downs of Wiltshire, my childhood connections are with Cornwall and I return to the county regularly to draw and make images. I am primarily a painter, but making monoprints is an integral part of my artistic process.
The rugged moorlands and rocky foreshores of the South West are a constant source of stimulation, but not simply for their scenery.

The shapes of ancient fields; the markings and stains on derelict mining buildings; the debris flung up by the tide; boats at their moorings – all can be the starting point for drawings that later lead into paintings.

My sketchbook drawings remind me of what I was thinking about at the time, which then sparks off new ideas for my images. My work is not a realistic depiction of what I have seen, but a simplified response, expressed through textured layers of colour and marks.

2011 ‘Received Wisdom’ (mixed exhibition), Arlington Arts, Newbury

2009 ‘A Quiet Knowledge’ (mixed exhibition), Arlington Arts, Newbury

2008 ‘Vista’ (mixed exhibition), Corn Exchange, Newbury

2008 ‘In Passing’ (mixed exhibition), Arlington Arts, Newbury

2008 ‘Response’ (mixed exhibition),Thomas Eggar, Newbury

2008 ‘On the Edge’ (joint exhibition), West Ox Arts, Bampton, Oxfordshire

2007 ‘Marking Places’ (solo exhibition), The Corn Exchange, Newbury, Berkshire

2004 ‘Memories and Markings’ (joint exhibition with Rowan Whimster), Rochester Art Gallery, Kent

2002 Merriscourt Gallery, Oxfordshire (joint exhibition with Rowan Whimster)

2000 ‘Five Women Artists’ (joint exhibition), The Mount House, Marlborough College


2007–2011 West Berkshire & North Hampshire Open Studios

1999–2006 Marlborough Open Studios


Basil Street Basement, London

Bircham Gallery, Holt

Courtyard Gallery, Selborne

Glass House Gallery, Truro

Wine Street Gallery, Devizes


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