Ferrers Gallery: wood and trees theme

The latest exhibition at Ferrers Gallery in Staunton Harold Can’t See The Wood for the Trees is a celebration of trees and wood and includes work by more than 30 local and regional artists and makers.

On display are paintings, woodturning, pyrography (the art of decorating with burn marks), furniture, glass, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.

Leicestershire artists Rosemary Maurice, from Ashby and Tom Genders, from Swannington, have large scale paintings on display on the gallery’s third floor.

One of Tom’s pieces ‘Quercus’ is an oil on canvas and is based on the Old Man of Calke, a particularly well known tree on the neighbouring Calke Abbey estate. The piece is filled with symbolism and visitors are being encouraged to look for the hidden owls, human figures and faces.

Rosemary has also used the Old Man of Calke as inspiration for her work.  She works in the most minute detail with such tiny brushes for such a large scale paintings (pictured above in the gallery).

Throughout the exhibition Rosemary will be demonstrating her skills at the Ferrers Gallery on Sundays between 12-3pm.

On February 6 and 14 Derbyshire based pyrographer Bob Neill will showing off the art of decorative burning to those visiting the  Ferrers Gallery.

Bob’s recent work is particularly colourful as he has begun to paint as well as burn his hand turned bowls and platters.

The exhibition runs until March 20 and the Ferrers Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 4pm in January/February and 11-5pm in March.

For more information and direction please visit http://www.ferrersgallery.co.uk or look at their facebook page www.facebook.com/ferrersgallery