Walking the Wild Side

Cherry Lyons, Wendy Chudley & Caroline Whitehead


Tuesday 20 - Wednesday 28 June 2017
10 am - 5 pm

Opening View: Tuesday 20 June, 6 - 8 pm
Admission free


Cherry Lyons

Wendy Chudley

Caroline Whitehead


“Celebrating nature in all its glory, our new artwork collections have evolved with endless inspiration through exploration of the natural world: its sights, sounds, scents and emotional experiences.
We will present our artwork in a variety of media and styles whilst an insight into our creative process will be displayed with descriptive mood boards and a selection of personal sketchbooks. Visitors will also be able to meet the artists at work, enjoy an informal chat and have the chance to ‘go wild’ on our exciting Painting with Nature activity table - without a paintbrush in sight!”

Wendy Chudley has a growing passion for painting, using different mediums to capture the essence of the moment in her paintings. Long, rambling dog walks across moody Dartmoor and rugged coast offer endless inspiration, and she gathers ideas about light, colour and atmosphere in sketchbooks and on camera. Wendy has celebrated winning Mayne Gallery’s Fresh Art competition and exhibits widely.

As an experimental, mixed media artist, Cherry Lyons is inspired by the rich tapestry of colour-drenched textures and the quality of light to be found in the South West coast, land and seascapes. Her passion for making and sharing art is motivated by “a welter of natural beauty that floods the senses with endless painting opportunities, particularly the excitement of sketching and painting en plein air”. She exhibits widely, and was delighted to have the opportunity to take part in the televised Sky Arts Landscape Artist of 2015 and 2016, and she was recently selected as a finalist in the Devon Life Landscape Painter of the Year 2016.

Caroline Whitehead is an emerging artist who uses freedom of expression, simple mark making and colours beyond reality to capture brief encounters in her preferred medium of pastels. Caroline responds to the Devon countryside where she lives, and is inspired by its farming heritage.