Drawn Together is an exhibition of drawings by four women; Toni Armstrong, Carol Rolando, Ingrid Snyman and Cathy Ward, under the tutorship of artist Tim Quirke.
Tim's classes have been focused on classical art, looking at the works of the impressionist - Degas, the realist - Manet, post impressionists Gaugin and Cezanne, as well as Edward Hopper, Rembrandt, Chardin, amongst others. The thorough explorations and learning covered a wide range of art 'stars' in the history of modern art. Alongside this has been the concentration of the learning of foundation drawing and painting skills and the use of a range of different mediums such as conte and pastel. Armstrong, Rolando, Snyman and Ward have produced some brilliant drawings during their time with Tim and this show presents a range of works exploring colour, line work, emphasis, portraiture, the human figure and stroke making.
Artist Toni Armstrong describes the journey this has taken her on in this lovely quote "The artist within me wishes to extend parts of my inner world into the larger world, thus presenting my view of the world around me. Art for me has become an outlet for my creative and psychological expression and is ever evolving."
Ingrid Snyman wanted more from her explorations into art, and this course of study has provided her with the "inspiration to strive for excellence in her draftsmanship."
Drawn Together opens Friday May 4th in the Cottage Gallery, from 5pm.