The Ice Gallery at number 8 Windsor High Street have unveiled a new collection that has been perfectly timed to fit in with the weather. Just as summer finally gets underway they have changed the whole front of the gallery to promote artists (including a number of local artists) whose work has a distinctly summery feel.
Adrian Green’s pen and ink watercolours were an immediate hit, with the gallery staff happily reporting that Adrian’s Windsor scene had been sold before we even arrived for the opening.
Very strong bold colours depicting stylised Cornish fishing villages were the hallmark of a series of paintings by Paul Bursnall. They certainly made me start to consider planning a holiday by the seaside.
Jessica Gadsby is a local artist who has been busy creating attractive and intriguing collages of old maps overlaid with butterflies. She described her creative process and told me about the ideas that led to the creating of a series of works which playfully explore themes of location, movement, growth and change. These really are very fine works and Jessica is a name to watch out for.
Emma Dunbar’s acrylic on board were also on display on the walls while in the centre of the room a number of richly coloured glass vases by the acclaimed 75 yr old Peter Layton of the London Glassblowing Studio in Bermondsey took pride of place.
If you are looking to add a bit of artistic colour to your home, the Gallery at Ice (opposite Windsor Parish Church) is definitely worth a visit.