Poole-based artist Kathryn Thomas is celebrating the launch of her new collection by hosting her longest exhibition, ‘Kathryn Thomas Shining Lights 2012’, from Sunday May 6 to Monday June 4 at her studio on West Quay Road.

Every day for a whole month, the studio will be open to the public from 11.00am to 7.00pm. Inspired by a variety of natural light shows across Canford Cliffs and Poole Bay, ‘Shining Lights’ will exhibit over 30 oil paintings illustrating the changing light and its impact upon the land, sea and sky.

The artwork of Kathryn Thomas hangs on the walls of collectors all across the world from Iceland to Australia, but this is the first time in her 25-year career that Kathryn has created an entire collection focused on one location.

Kathryn Thomas explains: “Since relocating from Bristol to Poole, I’ve become fascinated by the stunning surroundings of my new environment and I’m excited about the challenge of conveying these sometimes majestic sometimes quiet sights through my art to a new audience. On a universal level, through painting I hope to encourage people to be aware of the power of nature and to realise our fleeting relationship with this planet.”

Though inspired by the Dorset coastline, the setting of her paintings will not be easily recognisable. Kathryn aims to surprise by using different techniques of application to make the image appear different each time the viewer looks at it, depending on their mood or perspective. Kathryn will be at the studio throughout the exhibition to answer queries, share thoughts and listen to opinions regarding her new collection.

Kathryn adds: “I am looking forward to sharing the next stage of my career with the public through the ‘Shining Lights’ exhibition this spring.”

Fact file:
Exhibition : Kathryn Thomas Shining Lights 2012
Date: From Sunday 6th May to Monday 4th June 2012,
Time: Daily from 11.00am to 7.00pm
Address: The Studio, West Quay House, 4 West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HT
Costs: Admission is free













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Kathryn Thomas