Flying high

By Henry Ascoli, Life in Haslemere

A diversity of artwork and fine weather ensured AppArt enjoyed its most successful spring exhibition and sculpture trail to date. Overall, 180 artworks were sold by more than 70 different artists during the two week exhibition at Prior’s Field School in Godalming.

The bigger and better outdoor sculpture trail attracted scores of visitors to the Gertrude Jekyll-inspired garden, where Johnathan Hateley’s leaf-clad female sculpture in the main lawn provided a fitting centrepiece.

Darren Greenhow’s sculptures using bike parts were all snapped up; his ‘Owl’ captured a sense of fun, while ‘Life’ – a fish acrobat balancing on a unicycle – also turned heads.

Ev Meynell’s impressive free flowing ‘Flight’ sculpture in stainless steel and marble resin graced the banks at the front of the school, and this was purchased late on the last day.

Inside, the top-selling artist was Jamal Akib, whose paintings were exceptional for their use of colour and suggestions of movement.

Equally impressive were the beautiful abstract sculptures of Lynn Warren; she also created some stunning shapes with her large green patinated Zephy 1 and 2.

Elisabeth Carolan’s colourful mixed media paintings Winter, Summer and Autumn Breeze perfectly captured the seasons.

Another painter that caught the eye was London artist Rosa Sepple. Her Chagalllike, slightly saucy scenes of bathrooms and bars amused and were delicately-executed. Dominic Salm’s wonderful watercolour painting of three Ostriches was also eyecatching.

A small but very strong photography section included Sue Roche’s black and white London scenes presented on brushed aluminium, and award-winning wildlife photographer Adriaan van Heerden’s photos of safari wildlife were well-presented in a lively group of artworks. Peter Seabright’s lonely trees on a hilltop were very striking and a good example of digitally-adjusted work.

Diversity of work - photo by Henry Ascoli - Sculpture
Outdoor sculpture trail - photo by Henry Ascoli - Sculpture

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