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    Close to Home

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Close to Home

11 NOV 2021 - 9 JAN 2022
OPEN WED-SUN, 10AM-4PM
FREE ENTRY

Darren Woodhead’s new solo show “Close to Home” is an ode to the natural world and a reflection on the anchor it has been for the artist over the past months. As Darren explains: “Although the world has changed, my need to observe, document and record through watercolour has not. Even more so now, it is my escape, my sense of serenity and belonging. Many of the paintings have stemmed from observing birds in the garden or from “one man on his bike” trips in the field. Here, I could immerse myself in the changing seasons and the parallel natural world, and feel the ultimate connection to my subject, close to home.”

Born in West Yorkshire, Darren has lived in Scotland, East Lothian, for 25 years. A pure field painter, all his work is produced outside on location painted directly in watercolour. By working directly from life, he aims to retain the freshness and energy derived from being in nature, often in demanding conditions. He has exhibited widely and is an elected member of the Society of Wildlife Artists.

More work by other wildlife artists can be found in our online art shop.

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