British visual artist and renowned water-colourist Ian Gardner launches his latest collection of work in his home town of Lancaster on Wednesday 28th March 2018, 5 – 7.30pm, in the Well Room at The Sun Hotel and Bar on Church Street.
His new work focuses on Woodwell in Silverdale, where the Freehold born artist first visited as child, and encompasses paintings, drawings and objects inspired by the beautiful landscape.
Ian said: “Woodwell in Silverdale is one of my very favourite places and always has been. I remember catching a bus from Lancaster to Silverdale as a child and walking over the top to Arnside, so it’s long been a special area in our county for me.”
Silverdale isn’t the only local vista that’s captured the landscape painters attention over the years, with Morecambe and its surrounds being a subject of his art, as Ian continued: “I like the rapid change from fell, to estuary, to sea in Morecambe. You get everything in one view.”
Ian has spent more than 50 years as a professional artist and admits: “It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do, since I was nine years old and I was trying to figure out how to draw horses legs the right way round! It’s been incredible to spend my life doing exactly what I want and love, and it’s wonderful to be able to showcase my latest work here in my hometown.”
The Sun Hotel and Bar’s general manager Gemma Carradice said: “We’re thrilled to be hosting Ian Gardner’s beautiful work at The Sun this year. As a regular customer of ours – and personally as a big fan and owner of his work – we’re really pleased that he’s willing to share his work with the rest of our customers for the next few months.”
The Woodwell, Silverdale exhibition runs for six months from 28th March 2018. Pieces will be on sale throughout, with cards and posters available to order at The Sun Hotel and Bar.