Splash and flash combine for Paint and Pixels exhibition in West Bay

Splash and flash combine for Paint and Pixels exhibition in West Bay

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Described as a collaboration of styles, the Paint and Pixels exhibition is being staged this bank holiday weekend at The Salt House in West Bay, showcasing the stunning work from renowned Dorset photographer Neil Barnes and abstract artist Louise Perkins.

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Louise, who owns Essence Lingerie in Barrack Street, has developed her abstract style over the years to produce the most stunning paintings.

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She said: “I have developed my artistic flair and passion for colour of the natural world over the last 20 years or so to a level that allows me to share my work via an exhibition.
“My subject matter is always a mystery to me until it appears on the canvas, the paintings very much reflect heart and mind and are always surprising in their form.”

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Neil, whose career as a news photographer has spanned decades, turned his attention to landscape photography in the last ten years and his work captures the beautiful area in which we live, most notably West Bay and the Jurassic Coast.

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Neil said: “I always say I’m 50 per cent of the way there with our beautiful county, the rest is how I interpret it with the camera. Whilst I will be showing some of my favourite landscapes of West Dorset, I will also be exhibiting some of my more contemporary work which I think people might find unusual and different.”
n The Paint and Pixels exhibition will be staged at The Salt House in West Bay from Thursday, August 25 until Monday, August 29.

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