April Newsletter

April’s newsletter features a selection of interesting and impactful works that feature reflections in water.  These can be tricky to depict, requiring keen observation. Yet they add so much creating a feeling of volume, giving objects form. They enhance a work’s realism and create atmosphere and drama.


‘Dazzling Reflection’ Luba Arnold Larnie

Luba Arnold Larnie

Luba is inspired by the unique qualities found in morning and evening light. Her work is beautifully atmospheric and captures the essence of her subject.  The viewer can bring their own perception and interpretation to her work . 

Work is created both on location, but also in the studio from photographs, sketches and detailed notes. 

‘Not dark yet’ Alexandra Lavizzari

Alexandra Lavizzari 

In her oil painting ‘Not dark yet’, Alexandra has painted the dusk, before the night sets in.  The moon shines bright, reflected in a canal on the Somerset Levels. Mysterious and hugely atmospheric this work draws the viewer into the drama of the dusk and the anticipation of the night.

For Alexandra ‘Painting is exploring true interaction of colour and form to create a particular mood’.


‘South Beach Reflection’ Cathy Veale

Cathy Veale

Bright and vibrant Cathy’s paintings are known for their luminosity and richness of colour.  She has a passion for the Jurassic coastline, a subject that has been central to her work for many years.  

‘South Beach reflection’, is a work that show’s Cathy’s unique sense of texture.  These textures are created by the patterns of the tide and reflections of the sky upon the water.  Her continuing interest in light and changing colours on  water is evident in this work.  Her paintings are  often described as being so realistic it looks ‘wet’ like the sea itself.

‘Snowdonia Lone Tree’ Sebastian Coell 

Sebastian Coell

The elegance and beauty of the lone tree and its reflection on the water is captured in this timeless photograph by Sebastian Coell. The subject of the lone tree set in the Snowdonia landscape is hugely popular with photographers and artist’s alike, drawn to it’s captivating beauty.  In the background of the image is Dolbaddarn Castle, which overlooks the waters of Lyn Padarn. This ancient Welsh stronghold was built as protection of the important Llanberis Pass.

Sebastian, is a British landscape photographer who ‘enjoys the technical side of capturing the image as well as the creative act of exploring locations and finding compositions’. 

‘Glimpse Burnham Pavillion’ Michael Tarr

Michael Tarr

Visually arresting, ‘Glimpse of Burnham Pavilion’ takes the interesting and unusual perspective of looking under the pavilion.  Michael has captured the pier’s strong architectural features their shadow’s and  reflections in the pools of sea water below.  

Burnham Pier in Somerset was built in 1914 and is often described as the shortest pier in the UK, measuring just 37 meters in length. 

Framed through the struts in the distance is Burnham-on-Sea’s celebrated Low Light House. This wooden Grade II lighthouse set on the foreshore, first became active in 1832.  It worked together with the High Lighthouse to protect sailing vessels for 137 years.

This oil painting on board was prize winner at Illminster Open exhibition in 2019

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