Male artists experiment in Garstang

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THE work of a number of male artists experimenting in different mediums forms the basis of a new exhibition in Garstang.

Contrary to the gloomy weather of September the new autumn exhibition at the Artroom Gallery, High Street, is a blaze with pastels and glorious gouache paintings, textiles, jewellery and pottery.

Graham Lowe, from Lancaster, who is known for his vivid abstract pastel landscape paintings, is one of the artists in the ‘Men at Work’.

Graham is exhibiting four abstract painting and two still life studies. He said: “I’m delighted to return to The Artroom Gallery for this exhibition.

“The gallery streams with light, making it an ideal space for my paintings which explore the poetic use of a colour, shape and form to create works of a meditative nature.”

A gallery spokesman said Graham’s abstract paintings contain many references to the natural world, in particular the landscape of northern England with its field patterns, dry stone walls, way markers, rocky outcrops and standing stones. His still life works explore the beauty of light falling on everyday objects.

Buyers from across the UK, Saudi Arabia and Japan have bought Graham’s work and he has had solo exhibitions across northern England.

See the Lancaster Guardian (29-09-11) for full story.