Foreboding skies in paint


Sarah Seymour’s “Storm Clouds” series of paintings opens at Rye’s Creative Centre this weekend in an exhibition called “Foreboding” .

“Dramatic skies, brooding, ominous and full of threat and natural power”, says Sarah Seymour, ” are the subject of the series, Storm Clouds.

“On a certain level they are representational depictions of the skies that I experience living in Dungeness, Kent. On the edge of Romney Marsh, where the plain is open and flat, it is an idiosyncratic coastal community next to the sea with the looming Nuclear Power station as my immediate neighbour.”

As anyone who has been to Dungeness will know the light is really incredible there, the drama of the location only surpassed by the amazing skies.

This exhibition is a powerful force of nature itself and the description of these dramatic brooding skies show the full force of nature with the touch of  the building in the bottom right hand corner giving scale to the work – with mixed media and large scale works creating powerful images.

Sarah  started a career in conservation, with an interest in primates, becoming a full time artist in 2014. Many single and group exhibitions have followed.

The FOREBODING exhibition is opening  at 5:30-8pm on Friday March 18 and then on Saturday March 19 10-4pm and March 18-24 (10-3pm) , thereafter by appointment until April 1, at Rye Creative Centre’s Gallery in New Road. More information is available through, tel:01797 229 797 or by visiting Sarah Seymour’s website


Illustration courtesy of the artist

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