Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Lasting Impressions



Lasting Impressions by Colin See-Paynton, Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold, until August 21

From "The Press":

"Lasting Impressions, a selection of wood engravings by Colin See-Paynton, will be on show at Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold, until August 21. The exhibition ties in with the publication of his latest book, Of A Feather, in a limited edition of only 750, with copies signed by the artist for sale at £195 at the gallery. Widely regarded as the leading exponent of wood engraving in Britain, See-Paynton is a Fellow of the Royal Cambrian Academy, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and a member of the Society of Wood Engravers." Article by Charles Hutchinson, found here.

"David Alston, arts director of Arts Council Wales, is equally fulsome in his praise. “An Admiration… that should be the collective noun for gallery visitors to the Of A Feather exhibition, for this has been an extraordinary enterprise,” he says.
“The work has drawn on many years of patient and exultant observation, the accumulation of knowledge that allows the imagination to be accurate in the mind’s eye. “Not since Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) have both literary and pictorial aspects been found conjoined in the one talent as in this project, where Colin See-Paynton has both written about and made the plates for an illustrated lexicon of the collective nouns for birds.”"

You can read more about the gallery, the exhibition and Shandy Hall here.

Coxwold is 4 miles off the A19 between York & Thirsk. Near to Kilburn, the White Horse, and 8 miles from Helmsley.

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