From the City to the Coast is a new exhibition by Jim Edwards, opening at 36 Lime Street Gallery next month.
Known for his depictions of iconic buildings and bridges of the North East, the artist’s work falls into two genres – contemporary cityscapes and abstract paintings inspired by man-made forms and buildings.
For this latest exhibition, Jim, who has recently returned to Tyneside after spending time in Northumberland, has created a new selection of paintings that reflect his fondness for the North East.
From the structure and busy-ness of the city to the freedom and isolation of the coast.
It represents something of a departure, as in previous work, Jim preferred to keep the cluttered elements of the cityscape separate from his coastal and landscape painting.
Both styles are very different in composition and atmosphere, and require a different approach when painted.
But, in these new paintings, Jim says he hopes to compliment the rigid man-made structures of the cityscape with the calmer solitude of the seascape.
The exhibition will be open to the public on September 14, 15, 21 and 22. Between September 16 and 20, appointments to view can be made at the gallery on 0191 261 5666 or via the website www.36limestreet.co.uk