“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” –Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
We have all endured solitude be it through choice or circumstance and whilst it can be a forsaken place, often reveals an enchanting reverence be it through discovery by listening or witnessing a transitory moment in time.
Without delving into innermost emotions, for me, seeking solitude stirs the inspiration needed to create places of tranquility. How simple it is to imagine surroundings when there is no influence other than what you see or hear. Try it sometime, you will get to like it! ‘Real’ places exist of course as many of my pieces demonstrate but creating something born from imagination is particularly rewarding when it is yet to be seen by another.
So, what can you expect at the exhibition? A vibrant anthology predominately of landscape and wildlife, which includes many pieces inspired by solitude. Over fifty exhibits present an indulgent and ambient curiosity in a variety of mediums. Included are pieces associated with the same theme from the art workshops.
Visiting the exhibition provides the option to muse fleetingly or absorb and share a deeper experience with impartial conversation and information of exhibits.
Supervised student/educational visits are welcome without charge and specific time slots can be arranged to suit. Please contact me in advance.
How to get there:
Pie Factory. 7 Broad Street, Margate (old town), CT9 1EW
By road: A28 into Margate Town Centre.
By Train: Margate train station then 10 minute seafront walk toward the harbour.
Buses: Buses serving Margate, alight at Cecil Square, or seafront. Check local bus routes for times and availability.
About the venue:
Located in the heart of Margate old town, over a hundred years ago you would have found a pork butchers in Broad Street. Originally known as Knighton’s it became Scott’s, which had other shops throughout Thanet. The company was particularly renowned for pork pies, smoked sausages and flead cake. The business closed in 1974 and the building became a book warehouse lasting until 1998.
Now a bustling artist venue amidst other galleries, bars and restaurants, Pie Factory lies in the shadow of Turner Contemporary. It is a quirky place to discover with ageing tiles, exposed brickwork and original doors adding a certain curiosity to the exhibition. With suitably lit nooks and shadowy crannies the venue provokes an appetising need for discovery.
Open daily from 10am – 5pm, Friday 2nd-Weds 3rd August 2019
Easy access suitable for all visitors
Thinking of buying? A 25% (non returnable) deposit secures any item and available for collection immediately after the exhibition. Commissions are welcome and based on the same terms. Alternative arrangements are available subject to agreement.
Enjoy art in your own environment with relaxing lessons specifically aimed to embrace any age, ability, experience or preference. Comprehensive and individual guidance provides an understanding of materials, tools and techniques. You regulate the pace to alleviate any anxiety which allows enjoyable and fulfilling sessions. If you have friends then why get together as a group? Take the plunge and surprise yourself and others -art is a very rewarding hobby.
You can request further information using the contact page, or email direct: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition of 2017
My first exhibition held at Pie Factory, Margate, was an overwhelming experience and endorsed the popularity in choosing Africa as the theme. Many visitors, including several fellow artists, expressed positive opinions, which were immensely encouraging. It was particularly heart-warming to receive visiting children too, whose energetic interactions were favourably compelling -how sweet that some left the gallery expressing their aspiration to become an artist!
The gallery has a deceptive length and retains many of the building’s original features from its old trading days; this added curiosity to the display and a dilemma as where to site specific piece of artwork. Of the 32 exhibits, nineteen were purchased and five commissions obtained…indeed a very fruitful experience!
A descriptive pictorial of exhibits and commissions appear on the gallery page