Group Art Exhibition at Denbies Wine Estate, 21-27 July 2014
This intriguing exhibition provides an unique opportunity to view and purchase works by three exciting local artists: Adriaan van Heerden (an award winning local photographer specialising in wildlife, travel and landscapes), Ingrid Weel (an accomplished portrait and wedding photographer who also has a keen eye for landscapes, abstracts and architecture) and Diana Tapping (an award winning abstract expressionist painter).
Photography means “painting with light” and by juxtaposing these two artistic forms (painting and photography), three different artists and four different subjects (wildlife, landscapes, abstracts and architecture), visitors will be presented with the wonderful visual poetry of “wild light”.
Adriaan van Heerden’s photographic mission is to “create beauty in a fragile world”. His work is much sought after; he has exhibited in London (Pall Mall & Cork St) and his pictures are held in private collections in several countries. His photographs have featured in leading publications such as BBC Wildlife Magazine, Outdoor Photography, eXel Photo Magazine and Art Has No Borders. In the last year he was a finalist in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, Runner-Up Winner in the Art Has No Borders international art competition on the Animal Kingdom, and was also Highly Commended in the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition. For more about Adriaan, please visit his website: www.adriaanvanheerden.com.
Diana Tapping sees her artistic task as translating and transforming the visible world into abstract compositions that hold true to her own personal vision, responding to the often transient nature of light, colour, weather and texture. As a regular exhibitor at national art competitions and prestigious galleries, her work has gained international status and her paintings are held in many private and public collections. For more about Diana, please visit her website: www.dianatapping.com.
Ingrid Weel is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society with a varied artistic background. She started taking photographs seriously in 1990 – replacing her painting and drawing discipline with a much more instant medium. She went on to study cinematography and has worked on camera crews in the British Film and Television industry since 1994, complementing her personal passion for photography. She now mainly works as a professional photographer of social and corporate imagery. The main inspirations of her personal work are form, balance and drama and her subject matter extends from architecture to nature. For more about Ingrid, please visit her website: www.ingridweel.com.
The exhibition will be on display at the Denbies Wine Estate Gallery (near Dorking and Box Hill) from 21-27 July. Entry is free and there is ample free parking on the Estate. For directions and opening times please visit www.denbies.co.uk.
From the Visitors Book:
Really great — amazing! (BT)
Gorgeous work, loved it! (AD, Bookham)
“The weather improved” — beautiful! (RG, Farnham)
Inspiring and lovely work — I have to get my camera out again! (MS, Guildford)
Lovely work, well displayed. (NB, Tadworth)
Beautiful works, I loved the mixture — well done! (EP, Sutton)
As usual your work shines out, Diana! (JS, Loxwood)
Diana, you are an inspiration! (CN, Horsham)
Adriaan, you’ve brought back wonderful memories of Africa. (FN, Farnham)
Lovely exhibition, very varied — wish I could have bought it all! (ST, Sutton)
These photographs totally transport you to Kruger Park. You can actually feel the atmosphere of life in the wild. What a talent to capture such detail and composition! (CJ, Guildford)
You bring back precious memories of South Africa and Kruger, especially. (RB, Andover)
Great photography and memories of Dorset. (PB, West Sussex)
A great collection of pictures. (RD, Epsom)
Lovely to see the variety of work on display — I loved it all! (KC, Burgess Hill)
Makes you stop and look. Lovely colours. Dreamy. Well done Diana, keep on going! (MG)
Lovely scenes engaging different responses. (name not given)
Wonderful work — I’d love to buy it all! (SJ)
It was lovely to see such lovely photographs. (JP)
Exceptional. What talent. (BF, Guildford)
Amazing art work. (SS, Lincolnshire)
Brilliant photography! (JB, Surrey)
Lovely to see your work — amazing talent! (RJ, Guildford)