Guy Manning Exhibition

Posted by Tenby Museum on Feb 10, 2012 News No Comments

The Ligh Orchard

This is Guy’s second solo exhibition at the museum following his very successful show in March 2010. During that same spring he exhibited in a prestigious gallery in New York and in the autumn he was invited to contribute to a group show in Provence.

His work is held in private collections across the UK as well as in Canada, France and the United States.
Main influences are French and Welsh 19th Century painters UK, Germany, France, recently in New York.
 
In the near future he will take on Artist in Residency posts at Caldey Island and Welsh Lavender, near Brecon and is also in negotiation with Skomer Island and the National Museum of Wales about residency posts.

 “I like to think I show something different and possibly even magical about places that by others may be missed.

I look at, and revisit, the places around where I live at a different month, time, weather; the places where I find myself, either home or away, what I see, where I travel through. Everything changes.

 I try to paint a response, to squint into the sun. I try to paint the light as it comes into my eyes through trees, leaves, ferns and dust; through space, gaps and hedges; across birdsong, wave-talk, sea-sparkle and river-wander.  Everything changes.”

The exhibition was opened on February 10th by John Ross, Trustee Tenby Museum & Art Gallery pictured here with the artist.