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……………at the edge of light with artist Mark Stopforth

Free admission

This exhibition at the Goods Shed is the first time, post Covid, that I have had the opportunity to put together a large body of work in one space. The work has been created over the past year since having my own purpose built studio. The studio is a refuge and a white space to create landscapes, seascapes and skyscapes that inspire, draw me in and hold my attention.  I’m always seeking to paint myself into the light of a passing storm or the waves of a rolling ocean. The paint, the painting and the imagination as one.

The exhibition runs from Wednesday 10th May  through to and including Sunday 18th June 2023.   Opening times are 10-4pm Wednesdays through Sundays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays and occasionally for other events in the main hall – we recommend you call first if travelling a distance to avoid disappointment.  

Please note that the main hall will be closing a little earlier on Sunday  4th June to accommodate Gardeners Question Time starting at 2pm.

The Whistle Stop Cafe will be open as usual through to 4pm with plenty of seating outside or in the Train Carriage.

Customers will still have access to the Toilets!

Mark Stopforth

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About Mark Stopforth

My work over the past twenty years has been devoted to those landscapes that are associated with the untamed and wild landscapes that can be found in the Moors, Fens, Fells and Estuaries of Britain. I have carried those impressions of the sublime in the landscape that were left on me as a child growing up in the Fens of East Anglia, impressions that are still relevant to my work today. Recently it has been the vast immersive spaces of moorland and river estuary that have consumed my imagination and which I wish to evoke through charcoal, pencil and oil.

My influences are many and varied and include the calligraphic paintings of Cy Twombly, the tonal ink paintings of Hosagawa Tohaku and the landscapes of Constable, Claude, Cottman and Turner.

I have exhibited work around the country, most notably on a number of occasions at the RWA, Bristol, as well as being currently represented by Badcocks Gallery, Cornwall, who have exhibited and sold my work in London. I have also been successful as a published poet being shortlisted for the Brit Writers’ Award 2012 and winning Fleeting Magazines International Best Short Writing 2010. Writing has been put on the shelf for the time being as I wish to devote myself to landscape painting as it is for me, and probably always will be, unfinished business.

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Represented by TIN MAN ART
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Warning: There are occasions when the main hall is closed for a performance or private event. In order to avoid any disappointment we recommend you check availability, especially if travelling any distance. Thank you

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