An array of artistic techniques will be on display this weekend as the Sayle Gallery hosts the work of four local artists.
The ‘Paint and Print’ exhibition will showcase works from Charlotte Jane Henry, photographer Andi Howland and painters Bruno Cavallec and Peter Hearsey.
Each of the featured artists create their own kind of prints in different mediums. Jane Henry prefers etching, which is a traditional way to produce hand-made prints. A design is created on a metal plate using acid, the plate is inked and the design is printed onto watercolour paper using a specialised press. Each print is a hand-produced original and no two are exactly the same.
Visitors can see etching in action on Saturday afternoons between 1.30pm and 4.30pm, when Charlotte will demonstrate the process firsthand, and a film of the process will be played at other times.
Bruno Cavellec produces drypoint prints, using tools to make marks directly onto metal plates. Strongly influenced by music, he also paints in oil and other mediums on large canvases.
As well as being a renowned motorsports artist, Peter Hearsey is well known for his paintings of land and seascapes, generally on large canvases. He also uses etching as a form of printmaking, several of which will be on display in the Paint and Print exhibition.
Andi Howland’s passion for photography leads him to use traditional film developing techniques, producing truly original prints both in black and white and colour.
Charlotte said that it was her idea to create the show.
‘I specialise in painting, using watercolour, gouache and acrylic, and invariably use my pictures to create etching designs,’ she said. ‘My subject matter is usually drawn from nature, personal emotions and my native Isle of Man. I invited my friends and respected fellow artists, whose work I admire, to join me in a group show.’
Paint and Print opens today (Friday) and runs until Sunday, March 30. The Sayle Gallery, Harris Promenade, Douglas, is open daily, except Mondays. For more information visit www.saylegallery.com