Local artist represented by Devon gallery

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 4:21pm

Dartmoor artist Shirley Kirkcaldy is celebrating after her work has been selected to be represented by a new Devon gallery.

The Tidal Gallery, which opens at Victoria Place, The Promenade, Kingsbridge, on July 22 will be exhibiting eight of Shirley’s latest landscapes and seascapes.

“It is pleasing that galleries are increasingly showing interest in my work,” says Shirley, who was recently featured artist in Dartmoor and Devon Life magazines.

Shirley’s work is informed by what she experiences when in the landscape – an intuitive response to a place and time. Working from sketches and underpaintings made on location she paints in a loose, expressive style and, by subtracting or abstracting information, her final images move away from documentary and more towards ambiguity and anonymity. Thus, she invites the viewer to form their own interpretation, whilst always conveying a personal significance.

Shirley exhibits across the southwest and London and is also represented by Wildwood Gallery.