New Works by Carolyn Bates and Roger Dellar
25th September – 16th October 2021
Opening event on 25th September between 11:00am – 5:00pm
I aim to record the essence of what confronts my senses in the presence of nature at its most elemental. I am trying to convey, through a painterly language, a sense of place and yet evoke memories and personal interpretations in the viewer – an idea of a glimpse into a remembered reality. Sketching, taking photographs and documenting my subject and committing my observations to memory, I return to a more pared down approach back in the studio environment.
Roger Dellar ROI PS RI:
My subject matter remains as always about people and their environments, their body language, whether in bars, interiors, markets, restaurants etc, but also my interest has turned to landscape and coastal scenes, I’m at my happiest painting plein air capturing the moment.
Originally trained as a photographer, Carolyn Bates‘ career enabled her to work freelance in many areas including dance, music, sculpture, portraiture, landscape and to travel to far away corners of the world. These experiences created many exciting opportunities and commissions. As a photographer, she has always observed the quality of the light and how this plays such an important role, combined with colour, line and form in creating the mood and structure of a picture. Having decided to follow her passion further in paint, Carolyn Bates studied under Robin Child at The Lydgate Art Research Centre and Jonathan Ellis at The London Sketch Club, Chelsea.Her work reflects the continuing exploration of the natural world.
Roger Dellar works from his studio in Surrey. 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. He is a member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, The Pastel Society, and The Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Since 1996 has been an active member of The Wapping Group.