A new exhibition by Anna Le Moine Gray
The artist, who lived for many years in Jersey, moved to Brittany with her husband, Philip, six years ago. Their new home is in the far west of Brittany – a ruined farmhouse that they have restored and made into a comfortable home.
For the first time since then she is having a solo exhibition in Jersey for her Brittany compositions in Jersey – it is also one of the few times that she will have revisited the Island since her move .
Her exhibition will last from 3 to 28 November, in the link Gallery, the Jersey Museum.
Quoting (Philippe Lejeune’s ‘Letters to a Young Painter’, she said: ‘Your work will be to show others what you have seen.’
She continued: ‘For the last six years, I have been sketching every morning as the sun rises over the cliffs around our home in Jersey and in West Finistère.
After an enforced break, I went back to my canvases with eagerness and joy.
I have walked; the slowness of my pace has added intensity to my gaze.
The landscape has inscribed itself within me; my eye, my hand holds its memory.
‘Truth is the elements taken in all their wild vigour, the wind that buffets the skin, the dazzling sun, the storms (…) to experience those is also to grasp a primitive energy’ – Frédéric Gros – A Philosophy of Walking.
‘I find in nature that which makes my heart rejoice; a particular rock, the curve of the dunes, some trees, the colour of the sand, the sea, the distant shores, clouds in a dark sky, a luminous day…
‘Through these new paintings, I hope to bring you the profound peacefulness and the space to dream that I have found in our world.’
Anna will be exhibiting 40 oils on canvas.
The gallery is open every day from 10am to 4pm between the 3rd and the 28th November.
She will be at the Link Gallery on Wednesday 3rd, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th Novemberm from 11 am to 2pm or by appointment (please email firstname.lastname@example.org).