Before the Bridge, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 150cm

Streamlines is a new exhibition of landscape painting by Wendy Brooke-Smith which continues until 30 October. It is in the Boat House Gallery just off the tea room next to Bridge Cottage

The Boat House Gallery is a few yards from where Constable painted Boat-building near Flatford Mill 200 years ago. Although aware that she is walking in Constable’s footsteps, Wendy Brooke-Smith’s response to the same landscape is very contemporary.
Her paintings are often presented from unusual viewpoints, with an eye for the overlooked and a preoccupation with foreground. Even though the scenes may be familiar and even iconic in some cases, her energetic painting style helps us to look  at the landscape with fresh eyes and see it in a very different way.
Wendy has exhibited widely in East Anglia, and has held two solo exhibitions in London in the last three years. Her charcoal drawings have proved as popular as her oil and acrylic paintings. Charcoal drawing is integral to her process as an artist - both as initial observation and in developing ideas in the studio and several will be on show as well as some fine large work all based on or around the river Stour.
You will be able to meet the artist on 17 September at a reception celebrating her exhibition: 6-8pm