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Reuben Colley Fine Art - Colmore Row
16th November 2019 - 5th December 2019
We are delighted to present this brand new collection of paintings by Annette Pugh.

Inspired by 18th-century engravings of waterfalls, and by amateur photography of the 1950s,  Annette has given a modern twist to traditionally “picturesque” landscapes, depicting them with the heightened colour of early postcards.  These paintings record more than the landscapes themselves – they also address the way in which these places have been experienced and remembered by generations of day-trippers.

"I am fascinated by the habitual destinations of generations of city dwellers seeking to encounter natural and uplifting spaces.  From the secret corners of a British hotel garden to the drama of a waterfall, the experience and documentation of place informs and inspires, for both hold ‘that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture’  (William Gilpin, Essay on Prints, 1768).”  Annette Pugh