An artist from Yorkshire who has recently been exhibiting in a group show in Coventry was so inspired by his visit to the opening that he returned home and created a new work – entitled Coventry.
Terry Greene was one of 13 artists whose work went on show in Without an Edge There is No Middle at the Pluspace Gallery in the Meter Room studios above Corporation Street in the city centre, which should have still been on but has unfortunately close early.
He came to the city for the exhibition opening at the start of August, and had a wander around, tweeting images during the day.
He returned home, and late emailed Matthew Macaulay, Director at Pluspace and a Coventry-based artist, with his own city-inspired painting.
Terry told him in the email: “”When I got back home I immediately started to work on it. As happens sometimes, the painting just seemed to finish itself – pretty much in one long session. Uppermost in my mind was the whole visit to Coventry, the show at Pluspace and walking around those amazing streets of Coventry, where you stumble upon signs of the old and layers of history merging with the overlay of the new. I felt the painting was in some way a response to that journey.”
Many of the artists in the exhibition are not from the area, and Matthew said Terry was one of several visitors who were “raving about how beautiful the mix of old and new is that we have in the city.”
You can see Terry’s artworks at http://terrygreenespaintings.blogspot.co.uk/