Mysticalwoodland Forestatsunset. Reservoir
RESERVOIR FOREST AT SUNSET
“I work from memories of places, the solace of landscape, woods, fields, and open moorland,” says Alexandra Jacobs SWAC. “When I saw an image of Olive Hocking’s painting I realised that I had created something similar:
My current theme is trees, but in colourist mode. Where I live there is a mystical wood, full of lichen, moss and ferns – it is a secret place.”
Paington-born Jenny Pymont SWAC admits to a fondness for quirky Still Life, provoking a sense of timelessness and peculiarity. You’ll often find puns and double entendres in her work symbolically conveying the many varied complexities of human relationships.
In this exhibition her work celebrates the work of British Aeronautical Engineer, Battle of Britain heroine and motor racer, Beatrice Shilling OBE PHD MSC Ceng (1909-1990) who devised the revolutionary RAE Restrictor. A small brass washer type disc that restricted fuel flow to a carburettor preventing the engine to stall in the Rolls-royce Merlin engines of Hawker Hurricanes and Supermarine Spitfires, which could lose power and cut out during certain manoeuvres. Beatrice Shillings engineering genius undoubtedly helped to win World War II.