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Artists capture coastal waters

Artists capture coastal waters

Wednesday 22 February 2023

Artists capture coastal waters

Wednesday 22 February 2023

CCA Galleries International's latest exhibition presents original work by a group of Jersey-based artists alongside prints by two distinguished UK printmakers.

Borrowing from its sub-title, Coastal Waters is a celebration of 'the sea and the extraordinary landscapes it creates where it meets the shore.'

Jersey's seascapes provide a point of departure for Coastal Waters which offers a series of quite different approaches to evoking the colour and the drama of scenes also including locations as diverse as the north of Scotland, Amalfi and Saint-Briac-sur-Mer.

Work by a group of locally based artists is shown alongside prints by Royal Academician Barbara Rae and 20th century master Donald Hamilton Fraser in a show which presents work in a range of different media.


Pictured: Saint-Briac-sur-Mer by Miranda Moncrieffe.

Barbara Rae’s prints, which include a striking image inspired by the Orkney Islands, Yesnaby Gold, demonstrate how the artist’s approach to colour and a sense of the structural solidity can transform the seascapes before her into blocks of vivid colour. Meanwhile, Donald Hamilton Fraser’s work captures vividly the brilliance of the transition of light and its dependency on the passing weather clouds.

The six Jersey-based artists – Louise Ramsay, Debbie Crane, Graham Tovey, Tim Le Breuilly, Danny Booth and Miranda Moncreiffe – display diverse skills and interests in a series of original works in oils, acrylic, watercolours and charcoal, the majority inspired by the Island’s distinctive coastal scenes.


Pictured: The exhibition is being held at CCA Galleries International on Hill Street.

A selection of work by Graham Tovey includes both oils which capture the drama of sky and water in a way reminiscent of Turner but also some acrylics which distil the elements of the scene into bold horizontal layers of colour.

Elsewhere, Danny Booth’s charcoals on handmade paper explore with minimal intervention the way that rock formations can seem to hover between land and sky.

The exhibition is open to the public until 10 March from Monday to Friday from 12:00-18:00.

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