Reallyverynice Gallery in Bury St Edmunds has affordable art to suit diverse tastes
Exhibition of the month and gallery news
THE Reallyverynice Gallery was established to showcase different styles and techniques in both 2D and 3D art including paintings, sculpture and ceramics as well as appealing to different tastes and budgets.
The gallery is particularly proud of its collection of work from renowned ceramicists Ostinelli and Priest. Internationally collectable, their work is considered a ‘cross over’ – on the one hand is sculpture, with pieces created in clay and fired, on the other is painting where the colour is applied. Bringing both elements together builds the character and individuality of each piece.
Other ceramic styles include a choice of raku work – a technique which involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. The results include stunning glaze effects and crackling.
A new arrival at the gallery includes Prue Pye’s life paintings. She concentrates on exploring the human form using broad strokes of colour or loosely suggested charcoal or graphite under or over oil or acrylic paint.
Richard Friend’s work has also proved particularly popular. Working on watercolour paper, Richard prepares the base with a layer of acrylic paint. This is then scratched away but forms the foundation to paint with acrylic ink producing the most dynamic and vibrant colours. Known for his interpretation of architecture, Richard has produced wonderful scenes of Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge. He has recently concluded a commission for the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Colour, vibrancy and movement are key features of Garth Bayley’s art. Originally from South Africa and now living in Scotland, Garth exhibits some stunning large scale canvases at the gallery. w
Reallyverynice Gallery 29 Churchgate Street Bury St Edmunds IP33 1RG Tel: 01284 706440
Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm (or by appointment)
Above right, Highly collectable Ostinelli and Priest ceramics
Richard Friend’s vibrant work in acrylic paint and inks
Above top, Garth Bayley exhibits stunning large scale canvases at the gallery
Above, Prue Pye’s life paintings
Highly collectable Ostinelli and Priest ceramics