• Warmth of the Sun exhibition launch at Dorothy Wightman Interiors

    Posted on 19 Mar 2014 by Dorothy Wightman | 0 comments

    Spring is on the way and we're about to launch our second exhibition of the year ‘Warmth of the Sun’ which opens 29th March to 9th May 2014.   This exhibition reflects the time of year and the changing seasons with the days lengthening, the sun climbing in the sky and everything suddenly looking brighter and better. 

    Featuring works of well known UK artists, the exhibition aims to capture these welcome changes in the seasons in the vibrant oil paintings of Dennis de Caires, the distinctive earthenware of Jim and Dominique Keeling and the striking silver and gold jewellery of Jane Adam.

    Jane Adam has an international reputation for her unique jewellery in dyed anodised aluminium; the product of 30 years of experimentation, colour texture and form. Her work in precious metals and semi-precious stones explores these possibilities further.  Her jewellery comes alive when it finds a wearer, and her three decade career has been driven by an obsession with experimentation and a fascination with the relationship between object and wearer.  Jane is also Co-deputy Chair of the Crafts Council.

    Dennis de Caires studied painting in Winchester, at The Royal College in London and in Paris.  He has exhibited widely over the past twenty-five years in both public and private galleries; most notably The British Council, the Georgia Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, Guyana and The Art Collection Foundation of Barbados.  His primary interests are colour and drawing and the relationship between the two.  ‘Warmth of the Sun’ features some of his striking and vibrant oil paintings which capture the essence of the Guyana sunshine and bring a bit of colour to Cumbria.  



    Jim and Dominique Keeling have worked together for 20 years and founded Whichford Pottery in 1976.  Twenty years later they combined their skills and talents to produce their distinctive Sgraffito earthenware.  Jim is the thrower and makes every piece on the potter’s wheel, paying meticulous attention to detail, whilst Dominique does the decorating, scratching her designs through a thin coating of white slip. She enjoys adapting to the shapes Jim throws at her and is constantly discovering new motifs.  The collection for the exhibition includes a variety of motifs that reflect spring such as rabbits and flowers.


    Dorothy Wightman Interiors will be hosting a programme of notable exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing work by a variety of renowned artists from across the world...watch this space for updates!