Guy Stuart’s subject is the land – and its trees – but his handling is suggestive rather than literal, and the aim is to evoke rather than depict. He explores visually from three angles; in some he looks up at trees on a hillside; in others, down from, say, a bridge or a knoll, at a creek or valley. In both, the sky plays little or no part. In others, he takes a level-eyed perspective. If these elements have been apparent, in greater or lesser degrees for many years, these recent works show an increasingly exploratory approach to colour. The trees are bolder for being blue and the landscape more inviting for being more loosely and swiftly brushed.
Exhibition opens: 4–6pm Saturday 7 March 2020