Cupola director's cut

PREVIEW: IMPERFECT,CUPOLA GALLERY

Friday, 10th January 2020, 10:32 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 8:01 am
Lowering Sky from the exhibition, Imperfect, by Karen Sherwood at the Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
Lowering Sky from the exhibition, Imperfect, by Karen Sherwood at the Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

Karen Sherwood, founder and director of Cupola Gallery, opens a solo show of her work, Imperfect, at the Hillsborough gallery this weekend.

She says: “My paintings are an attempt to expres s the diversity of my experiences through the qualities of colour, light and texture found so readily in the natural world. They are inspired by specific places although are rarely topographically accurate.”

Blue features prominently in the show as inspiration is often drawn from the sea and the range of blues available from the deepest indigo to the softest of pale blues are highly evocative and seem to offer endless possibilities.

Karen often says the paintings are as much about herself as about the places from which she draws inspiration.

“I love the coastline of Northumberland and the hills and light of North and South Yorkshire,” she says. “Drawings made on site are topographical but paintings inspired by these drawings are usually completely different as my response to the act of painting overtakes my desire to reproduce an image of the specific place.”

Imperfect will comprise 30 oil paintings on paper, canvas and board at prices from £95 to £2, 000.

There is a public preview of Imperfect at Cupola Gallery, Middlewood Road , on Friday, February 7, at 7.30pm and the exhibition continues until March 14.