23rd – 29th May 2018 – Points Of View – Mike Duckering, Betty Harrison & Sally Wyatt

The Points Of View exhibition at the Gardens Gallery features recent work by three well-known local artists. Landscape, in its widest sense, is the main focus of the exhibition, which explores each artist’s approach to the genre. Betty Harrison’s atmospheric landscapes, Sally Wyatt’s expressive abstracts and Mike Duckering’s evocative urban scenes, all use differing media and mark making in their interpretations. And yet, in this bold and cohesive display, the paintings successfully complement each other, and reveal how personal perceptions influence visual expression.

Mike Duckering

Mike Duckering first studied architecture at the University of Bath, and then worked for many years as an architect in Bristol, where he established his own practice in 1986. After retiring from architecture, he went on to study art at the University of Gloucestershire, gaining a BA Fine Art degree in 2013. Mike now lives and works as a practising artist in Cheltenham from his studio at Lansdown Art Studios. He has exhibited locally at Hadfield Fine Art, Cheltenham Open Studios, Little Buckland Gallery, and the Fresh Art Fair; and in Bristol at the Affordable Art Fair and the Royal West of England Academy. For more information visit mikeduckering.co.uk

Betty Harrison

Betty Harrison was born and brought up in the northwest of England. After moving to Cheltenham she gained a BA in Fine Art at the University of Gloucestershire in 2007. In her second year at university, Betty was awarded the Summerfield scholarship to study at the British School of Rome. On completion of her degree she moved into her studio in Cheltenham. Betty has been represented by Hadfield Fine Art, a gallery in the Cotswolds, which has included participation in Affordable Art Fairs in Bristol and Battersea. She has shown and sold her work at the RWA Autumn Shows since 2010, and has also completed several commissions. For more information visit bettyharrison.com

Sally Wyatt

Sally Wyatt lives near Burford, Oxfordshire. She studied Geology and Geography at the University of Nottingham and after graduating, pursued a passion for textiles, craft and design working in the Decorative Arts. In recent years she has concentrated on pooling her skills, interests and life experiences through painting. Sally works on residencies and from her home studio; she exhibits regularly and participates in ‘Artweeks’, Oxfordshire’s annual open studio festival. Her work is represented in several Cotswold galleries and was shown at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea and Fresh Art Fair with Hadfield Fine Art. Her paintings have been selected by Royal Society Marine Artists, The South West Academy, Exeter and the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
For more information visit sallywyatt.com