Monthly Archives: May 2016

Ruth McCabe: New Exhibition ‘Illumination’ at Aubrey Gallery

From 1st June to 30th July Ruth McCabe will be showing twelve watercolours in the Aubrey Gallery’s show, ‘ILLUMINATION’.

‘ILLUMINATION’ is a joint exhibition featuring work by Ruth McCabe and Sue Eaton. The artists will be in the gallery between 11am – 1pm on Saturday 4th June 2016.

1st June to 30th July 2016
Aubrey Art Gallery
Great Dunmow
Tel: 01371 873133

Ruth works with translucent layers of watercolour pigment to build up abstract interpretations of the landscape. Living in East Suffolk she has chosen pieces which show the impact of light on the agricultural and coastal formations so typical of this region.


Ruth McCabe, Sunset Light, watercolour on paper

Within the collection there are also pieces which have emerged following a residency in North Wales in 2015, where the massive land forms around her, and the places where industry made its impact set a different challenge. In particular she spent time exploring a disused slate quarry, watching the light as it moved across man-made rock faces and forms. It was a place of great presence, bringing to mind thoughts of the violence which had removed rock from the mountain, juxtaposed against the beauty of colour, and colonisation of plant life since work stopped. There were even tadpoles in August in the shallow pools.


Ruth McCabe, Light in dark places, watercolour

For an overview of the ‘ILLUMINATION’ exhibition and opening times of the gallery, please visit

To see Ruth’s twelve pieces in the exhibition, visit

Valerie Armstrong & Kate Reynolds in new exhibition at Sentinel Gallery

ARTWORKS NEWS: Forthcoming exhibition “Explosion of the palette”, featuring three East Anglian artists: Valerie Armstrong, Stephanie Stow and Kate Reynolds.


‘Explosion of the palette’ is an exhibition of paintings and ceramic sculptures from three East Anglian artists, all of whom produce works which challenge and playfully question. This exhibition takes place in a beautiful gallery in Wivenhoe, The Sentinel Gallery. The exhibition promises to be  exuberant, colourful and contemporary.

Explosion of the palette
4th June – 3rd July 2016
The Sentinel Gallery
Chapel Road
Essex CO7 9DX
Tel. 01206 827490
Open Wednesdays – Sundays, plus bank holidays, 10am – 5pm

The preview opening party is on Saturday 4th June from 10am – 4pm. Everyone welcome!