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current show

ADRIAN HEMMING – painting        MADELINE GOOLD – sculpture
EDMUND McGOWAN – ceramics             JUDE FREEMAN – etching

curated by Jude Freeman

The four artists’ love and respect for natural materials and the physical act of making by hand – whether ceramics, etching, drawing, oil painting and watercolour or stone carving – bring about a transmutation of their original ideas to the finished works of art in this exhibition.


EDMUND McGOWAN

‘My work is a ceramic enquiry into the marks that the ocean makes on flotsam washed up from the Pacific during typhoons.’

EDMUND McGOWAN

Fruit Bowl Edmund McGowan

Bowl (detail) Edmund McGowan

EDMUND McGOWAN’s wood fired ceramics appear to have been pulled from the windows of the sea.

Interpreting the changing colours and textures of the sea, sky, mountains and marine debris of his coastal home in Taiwan, he hand builds his work glazing it with wood ash and shino glazes. Clay and glaze, flame and melted ash deposits reveal art transformed by elemental forces. 

Following a degree in Art and Archaeology with Chinese from SOAS, University of London, Edmund moved to Taiwan to learn Anagama firing.

EDMUND McGOWAN

Bamboo Vase Edmund McGowan

EDMUND McGOWAN

Stringer Edmund McGowan

EDMUND McGOWAN

Frosty Sake Set Edmund McGowan

EDMUND McGOWAN

Flower Trough Edmund McGowan

EDMUND McGOWAN

Tea Bowl Edmund McGowan


JUDE FREEMAN

‘The physical nature and earthly forces at play inspire me in creating an imaginative evocation of a Dartmoor garden over time.’

JUDE FREEMAN

Iris collage 60 x 64 cm Jude Freeman

JUDE FREEMAN explores her garden’s annual cycles of growth, decay and renewal, building upon observational drawings made in situ. Her etchings range from time-lapse portraits of individual flowers to evocations of a garden over time.

Following degrees in art history and a period in teaching, Jude became Head of the Design School, University of Brighton and principal at Hereford and Camberwell Colleges of Art. She is a Devon Guild of Craftsmen member, exhibiting in galleries throughout the country and in London. 

JUDE FREEMAN

Elegy etching & aquatint 80 x 65 cm Jude Freeman

JUDE FREEMAN

Cardoons etching & aquatint 80 x 65 cm Jude Freeman

JUDE FREEMAN

Harvest Jug etching & aquatint 80 x 65 cm Jude Freeman

JUDE FREEMAN

Potager etching & aquatint 55 x 42 cm Jude Freeman

JUDE FREEMAN

Wild Flowers etching, hand coloured 55 x 43 cm Jude Freeman

JUDE FREEMAN

Tall Bearded Iris II etching 78 x 50 cm Jude Freeman


MADELINE GOOLD

‘…the delicate precision of birds, the arch of a neck, the poise for flight and flight itself… the dance of butterflies, wing fragments, moments of revelation carved from the earth itself.’

MADELINE GOOLD

Gannet Sleeping Ancaster Limestone Madeline Goold

Flight and the close observation of birds inspire MADELINE GOOLD to carve what Wordsworth called ‘the beauteous forms of the world’.

She responds to the stone itself as she carves, and to the thrill of seeing the sculpture emerge from the stone where it has been waiting for 150 million years.

Madeline has degrees in fine art and art history and is a member of the Federation of British Artists and the Society of Wildlife Artists, exhibiting annually in London.

MADELINE GOOLD

Tumbling Kittiwakes Ancaster limestone Madeline Goold

MADELINE GOOLD

Preening Form Bronze Madeline Goold

MADELINE GOOLD

Mother and Child Ancaster limestone Madeline Goold

MADELINE GOOLD

Siren Ancaster limestone Madeline Goold

MADELINE GOOLD

Preening and Skypointing Ancaster limestone Madeline Goold

MADELINE GOOLD

Seahorse Ancaster limestone and goldleaf Madeline Goold


ADRIAN HEMMING

‘[His] paintings in their intense physicality, re-ground us in a real sense of wonder’. (Robert Snell, 2010)

Adrian Hemming

How Bright the Land watercolour on paper 29 x 34 cm Adrian Hemming

A renowned landscape painter, ADRIAN HEMMING has long been inspired by the life-changing forces of water: its power to shape land masses, elemental cloudbursts and floods, the mysteries of ponds, their histories and memories all suffuse his paintings with colour, energy, and light.

After degrees from the University of Brighton and Goldsmith’s College, Adrian has travelled and exhibits worldwide. His work is in many private and public collections, notably the University of California. Shortlisted for the National Gallery’s Artist in Residence, he is also recently an invited contributor to the Royal Academy Summer Show. 

Adrian Hemming

A Sudden Storm Dancing Down the Valley oil on canvas 110 x 170 cm Adrian Hemming

Adrian Hemming

Steel Rig West oil on canvas 153 x 153 cm Adrian Hemming

Adrian Hemming

Winter Bites Snow Falls oil on canvas 123 x 153 cm Adrian Hemming

Adrian Hemming

The Return of Ulysses oil on canvas 61 x 76 cm Adrian Hemming

Adrian Hemming

Heliconia oil on canvas 61 x 76 cm Adrian Hemming

Adrian Hemming

Hidden Tranquility oil on treated paper 26 x 42 cm Adrian Hemming


For enquiries about the artists’ work in ‘ELEMENTAL’, please contact
Jude at judeacfreeman@gmail.com

Teas and coffees with home-made biscuits (and occasional cakes!) will be available for gallery visitors in the converted Potting Shed.  You are invited to wander through the gardens where MIKE SAVAGE’s stainless steel and copper fish flow through the plants and his flying and perching birds peep between the flowers.

Jude and I hope you will enjoy this Summer exhibition to the full – as well as your whole experience here among us at YEW TREE GALLERY.

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