Out of the woods and into the fields

Thomas Shedden
11 - 15 oct

wed & thurs: 12:00 - 16:00
fri, sat & sun: 11:00 - 17:00

Private view: 12 Oct 18:00 - 21:00

'Out of the woods, and into the fields' is a show in two parts. One half studio based and the other Plein-air.

From September 2013 to February 2014, six months were spent painting in a woodland not far from Ashford. Having had a studio based practice until that point, it seemed a vital step to engage more directly subject and medium I was working with.

There was a conscious decision to paint in all conditions through the winter months. and complete works in a single sitting, which would show a passage of time rather than a single moment.

Four years on, the attachment that was unearthed in those months outside, is now deeply interwoven into the studio practice.

The work that is shown here, has not been made in an attempt to create an abstract landscape. They are objects that borrow from the structure in nature as a link to memories and associations that the landscape can hold.


2 September 2017

21 & 27 Guildhall Street


Progress Agency