“IT is that time of year when we need a lift to the spirits, when the light is poor and we are longing for some colour and warmth. So go to this show and feast on some exciting artwork. It is the best ever and deserves a high profile.
Each room of the gallery has its own distinct energy and colour theme. The selectors have chosen a picture from the gallery collection to be a guide, with helpful notes to give depth to the themes. This is such a welcome idea, not often used in an open exhibition…
I confess to having struggled with the theme of Light, with the example of the Black Mirror to start one off! But I loved the Bedtime Stories by Lynne Roebuck, and [ another artist's artwork ] shimmered with a silky dappled light.”Heath, Christine (2010). “Exhibition to lift the spirits” Scarborough Evening News. January 27, 2010.
Simple and direct delight 2008
In an otherwise luke warm review of the East Coast Open '08, my original prints proved a hit with the critic. This was the first time I had entered a juried art exhibition. I submitted three artworks and had two prints accepted. The one refused was a painting.
“…room three gives us seascapes by the slack handful, like a jumbled history of painting from 1800 to now. Again, it’s the simple, direct works that appeal most.
[ Another artist's ] limpid monochrome photographs make the ‘realist’ works look redundant, while [ another artist's ] primary colour depictions of Staithes, all red houses and yellow sky, stand out from the blues and greys all around.
Look out too for Lynne Roebuck’s delightfully simple linocuts and [ another artist's ] screenprints, both showing that colour isn’t everything.”Osbourne, Roger (2008). “Swirls of colour but is there enough bite?” High Tide arts magazine. February, pp 7