AppArt Easter Art Exhibition attracts accomplished artists from all over the South East.

AppArt’s annual Easter Art Exhibition and Sculpture Trail continues to grow in reputation as a showcase for some of the finest artists in the South East. Last year’s appearance on BBC South Today widened its appeal and led to record attendances.

Roger Dellar will open AppArt on Friday 30th March (Good Friday) and will be one of many distinguished artists on view. Roger is a member of several national groups including the “Wapping Group” of which he was recently elected as President. He has a keen interest in people and their behaviour, and is fascinated by the way the play of light transforms a subject either working in the studio or plein air. His repertoire of paintings includes landscapes, city scenes and portraits and he works in oil, watercolour and pastel.

Other national artists include sculptor Philip Jackson whose iconic Venetian influenced sculptures will again be featured. Rosa Sepple, President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, returns this year, after another very successful one “man” show in London. She “continues to produce highly original works that are vibrant, energetic and magical.” Soraya French, President of the Society of Women Artists works in many mediums with a variety of subject matters such as musicians, café scenes and her atmospheric African markets.

Sculptor Marie Ackers work captures the beauty and power of animals. She sculpts highly stylised horses, dogs and wildlife and her work was initially influenced by the “French Animaliers” of the 19th century. Jeremy Moulsdale is exhibiting at AppArt for the first time and his Eastern influenced sculptures will certainly attract attention. “His figures show a delight in life and have a lightness of spirit expressed in different ways, as they dance under the sky, talk with the birds or catch the falling stars.”

Fiona Pearce is a prolific painter and her vibrant use of colours in woodland and forest scenes are her hallmark. Christian Taherian works in a variety of media and values the usage of colours and forms to express herself and gives less weight to detail. Her impressionistic style engages the viewers to make their own interpretation of the scenes portrayed.

Farnham based artist Stavros Kotsiréas paints and sculpts and his “Silent Nature’ still life series will feature. “When he takes an inanimate object out of the natural world and places it in a still life arrangement, he is purposefully isolating it stripping it down to its basic material attributes: its form, colour and mass. This enables him to explore the essence and mystery of the object.”

AppArt’s Easter Exhibition and Sculpture Trail is open from 10 am to 4 pm from Friday 31st March (Good Friday) to the 14th April. Entry is free, refreshments are available and a warm welcome is ensured.

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