A private view of a forthcoming exhibition of paintings by Fred Cuming RA was shown on Thursday, September 12.
Hosted at the new Bridgepoint Creative Arts centre by philanthropists and the power behind Bridgepoint, David and Sarah Kowitz, the exhibition is now open to the public and runs until the end of the Rye Arts Festival. The location is the perfect place to show off these wonderful works of art, so easily recognisable as Cuming’s.
The main gallery held the bigger pictures with the smaller ones in an adjoining ante-room – the other main space still occupied by the amazing Hasting Tapestry, depicting scenes from English history from 1066 to 1966.
In addition to the exhibition, Fred has made available one small and delightful painting of two birds on branches, and in very delicate colours, for a silent auction. The proceeds will be divided between Cuming himself, and the education and outreach project of Rye Arts Festival, which sponsored the private view.
The exhibition brings together paintings made over the course of the last decade, many of which demonstrate Cuming’s continuing fascination with the dramatic and changeable light associated with the border of land and sea.
He is going to give a talk with slides, at Bridgepoint, on September 28, from 2pm to 3pm, with his friend and local artist, Nick Archer. He will share stories about his life, paintings, inspirations and the latest exhibition of coastal landscapes.
Image Credits: Heidi Foster .