Familiar Territory

Exhibition Launch and Meet the Artist: Friday May 31st 6 – 9pm, Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd 10am – 5pm. Then open by arrangement until June 23rd -email Sophie at hello@hours-space.com, free

Recent watercolours by Ros Cuthbert MA RCA, RWA

Ros lives in Winscombe, near Bristol. She has been a professional artist for nearly 50 years. Since the 2020 Lockdowns she has been drawing inspiration from her immediate environment. Watching the sun rise and set, rains come and go, or walking at night through deserted roads and lanes, she contemplates and records the timeless qualities of day and night playing over our landscape and our modern lives.

The world is full of stories most of which I will never hear. People and places are immersed in their histories, and objects have a past which may only be guessed at. Our nuanced stories lend atmospheric charge to the fact of our existence in the present. I use paint to explore the relationship between the fact of a physical presence and my own subjective musing or empathy. Much of my work is carefully constructed, loving ambiguities of light, playing off one surface or space against another, and revelling in the magic inherent in the familiar.

Everywhere and everyone is exotic.”

Image: ‘Heading West’ watercolour