I was once again invited to the opening of Boundary Art’s summer exhibition which is held from the 1st August until the 30th September and I must say, I absolutely love each and every piece they have displayed. The theme of the exhibition was ‘Flow’, more specifically, the sea.
The brochure states’
“The sea has always been a favourite subject for artists. It is the one of the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s mirror; looking into which, the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. It has many different characters; it can be serene, aggressive, romantic or mysterious.
That is why so many artists have attempted to depict it over the years, using a variety of mediums to express its many features, including painting, ceramics and calligraphy.
The sea can hold the water from thousands of rivers; in its great capacity, it embodies inclusiveness and diversity. Here at Boundary Art we hope different arts and cultures can converge in a similar way, achieving cultural inclusiveness and diversity.”
The exhibition includes artworks from celebrated artists from UK, China and Germany. The artists include; Ping Gang Cheng, Cherrill Everley, Gigi Jones, Joanne Last, Liz Lloyd, Adrian Paul Metcalfe, Gary Rees, Geoff Swindell, Lisa-Marie Tann and Fintan Whealan.
My favourite pieces include Lilies 1 by Gigi Jones and Stormtide by Liz Lloyd. Their both so different and yet so pretty! I love the pastel colours and how Gigi’s work reminds me of post impressionism style of Monet and Renoir (side note her paintings were done in France).
The sweet treats were also incredibly delicious, Aunty Joan always assures that her guests always has the nicest of spreads. This time we were treated to some red velvet cake which is soft and fluffy while the cream was sweet and melted in your mouth and some coconut macarons which were bite size and perfect, not to sweet but sweet enough!!
Aunty Joan also treated us to a traditional tea ceremony using oolong tea! It’s always nice to experience different cultural traditions, especially traditions of those close to you. The tea that she served was at a perfect temperature; not too hot and not too cold. I only drink green tea to help with my weight loss but unfortunately I do not like hot drinks to I always add a splash of cold water whenever I have a green tea, of course I couldn’t ask Aunty Joan if she could do mine cold, that would be rude so I was lucky that the tea was just right. As soon as I drank the tea I thought to myself “This is how Goldilocks felt, I understand her now”. Afterwards Aunty Joan and I started reminiscing of our old job together until closing time and everyone including artists who had their work on exhibition, left cheerful and happy with hoe their work was represented.
I said my goodbyes and I headed on my way home. I cannot wait for the next exhibition and it’s theme. One thing though, every time I visit the gallery and see all these amazing pieces of art by such talented artists I feel a pang of regret within myself that I didn’t study art. I feel that would’ve broaden my horizons and increased my job prospects. Of course I still would’ve studied photography in University but I would’ve also done art as a side project or as a back up career choice. I should learn how to draw but I gave it up 10 years ago, that is ten years worth of lessons I need to catch up on!!!
The more i think about it, the more I really want to study art and learn how to shade, to watercolour, drawing manga and beautiful scenery. It’s just the kicking my lazy ass into gear that I’m struggling with.