Christopher Baker - 64 Days
3 - 24 May 2014
Sussex based artist, Christopher Baker, spent 64 consecutive days painting in the same spot at the Trundle near Goodwood on the South Downs, West Sussex. The gallery will be holding an exhibition of the artist's work produced during this period, in conjunction with the Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Egdean, 2 miles from Petworth.
Working in the open air, in all weather conditions from 23 January to 30 March 2012, Christopher Baker completed daily studies of the landscape, reacting to changes in light and mood and observing changing patterns. These studies form the basis for a remarkable group of oil paintings, drawings and monoprints.
The Trundle is a hill that is known to many as a vantage point overlooking Goodwood racecourse. Baker painted from this location as it offered expansive views across the South Downs, stretching as far as the Isle of Wight, Worthing and Southampton. He was also drawn to the site because of the variety of weather effects that could be observed, such as the rain, driven up by the wind from the southwest, and the light coming through the clouds above the sea.
Kevis House will be showing monoprints, watercolours and drawings priced from £600 - £2,600, as a satellite exhibition to the main exhibition at Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, where larger works in oil, some measuring up to eight feet in width, will be shown. This joint exhibition marks the first collaboration between these two local galleries.
To watch a short film about the exhibition, commissioned by Moncrieff- Bray Gallery, click here
For further information about the artist, click here