Drawings, oil paintings and drypoint etching prints explore native places for the artist Darren Hughes, with views of Bethesda, Anglesey and the Irish Sea.
The exhibition celebrates new work by Darren Hughes. Darren approaches landscape painting with contemporary realism and honesty.
“The pieces in the exhibition are responses to where I live in and around Bethesda in Gwynedd, and also to Pentraeth on Anglesey where I grew up. The images are grounded in observation, reflecting upon the energy and atmosphere of the places and certain memories. Photography has played a small part in exploring these ideas and I find I respond to photography’s stillness – that moment captured in time; of the world, but separate. It is this feeling that also permeates some of the locations used within the images. So this new work is a beginning, not only in terms of exploring a new type of landscape, but also in terms of approaching my practice and use of processes and materials.” Darren Hughes.
This exhibition of 38 works includes dramatic large scale drawings and panoramic paintings, creating an impressive sense of large skies and distant horizons.