An exhibition of paintings by Wendy Hayden-Sadler, Anne Baker & Tony Homer
Saturday 3rd March - Friday 8th March 2018 - 10am - 5 pm - Admission Free
Returning to TAAG for their third annual art exhibition are popular local artists Wendy Hayden-Sadler and Anne Baker. This year they are joined by another well-known painter, Tony Homer.
Their exhibition, entitled "Inspired by Nature", will run from Saturday 3rd March to Friday 9th March and feature a fascinating new range of original paintings, giclee prints and greetings cards that always proved popular with visitors and local residents alike.
Whilst the three artists paint in notably contrasting genres, their works all show a great affinity to nature and a love of Teignmouth and the surrounding country side.
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Wendy Hayden Sadler
Wendy is an impressionist landscape artist. She has been painting all her adult life, having exhibited in Hong Kong and Malta before returning to England twenty years ago.
Wendy is a very versatile artist working in a number of different mediums. She has also studied batik-making in Asia and miniature painting at West Dean College, Sussex.
Wendy is qualified to teach art at adult education centres and colleges and previously taught art as an occupational therapy. Her work, which is strongly influenced by the proximity of the moors and the sea, has been exhibited in many galleries and venues in Devon, including several occasions at TAAG.
Art has held a lifelong interest to Anne. Since her return home to Devon 8 years ago, Anne has continued to broaden her artistic scope by joining Totnes and Teignmouth Art Societies. This has encouraged her to expand her love of nature by introducing the Devon sea and landscapes into her portfolio as well as the abundant bird and animal life.
Over the last five years, she has attended many courses and workshops in order to tighten up her natural flair. This has culminated in a number of successful local exhibitions.
A painter and printmaker based in Devon, Tony's work uses local landscapes, buildings and the sea. He uses these elements as a starting point for his paintings and prints.
He likes to use sketchbooks to collect information and drawing from observation is integral to his work. These studies help him with compositions, colour, form and pattern, which evolve through mark making with pencils, pens and brushes.
Working outside is important to Tony as he gets his best ideas from things that happen around him. Landscape, rivers and architecture are his main concerns and these form an important part of the focus of his work.
Back in the studio he will use these early studies to develop his ideas for paintings. Working on three or four ideas, paintings gradually come together and can often result in abstraction but the origins are all from the environment.