The Space between sky, land and sea

The paintings of Lorraine Bewick
20 August, 2018
The Space between sky, land and sea
Having embarked upon her project of painting the tangible, Lorraine Bewick’s considerable skill is interpreting the indescribable aspects of a more measurable topology. Boundaries are moved, scale and distance shift in her hands, as she conjures up fine veils of light passing between horizon and foreground. Paint is made substance, while calibrating the troposphere and navigating thresholds between sky, land and sea.

The viewer is included in the rules of the game that is going on here. Our perception is being played with. There is no square footage land is not a quantifiable commodity. Bewick draws upon the landscape and its features in her paintings describing an underlying emotional character. The forms glisten, brood and feel bruised, appearing barely arranged into a composition, while suddenly describing a gully cutting through the marshland or a ridgeway set against a stark sky.

See more of Lorraine's work in "ORDINARY WORLDS" at Creake Abbey








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Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.