From Peddars Way
ALISON CROOSE Ann-Marie and Kevin Ryan exhibition at Doric Arts, King's Lynn
Husband-and-wife Ann-Marie and Kevin Ryan realised their dream when they moved from Surrey to Norfolk to become full-time professional artists.
For many years they had been fascinated by the Norfolk countryside and now their home alongside Peddars Way provides the ideal base for explorations which have culminated in a joint exhibition at the airy Doric Arts gallery at 5 King Street, King's Lynn.
They do not have to venture far from their studios to capture the landscape they love – but coincidentally both artists work in vibrant colours whether the scenes depict summer heat or an impending storm.
Although Kevin and Ann-Marie work independently they both adopt an abstract style which would not appeal to everyone, but their pictures contain a compelling texture which encourages further exploration and offer great dynamism.
Both work in acrylics and from Ann-Marie's large, dramatic Harvest Gold and smaller Wheatfields to Kevin's Peddars Autumn and Peddars Winter, this is an exhibition of powerful and magnetic colours which cannot fail to impress. Their paintings are complementary and create a visually cohesive and impressive display.
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When two artists record the changing moods of Norfolk with such colourful pictures they pay the county a huge compliment.