16 March 2011
By Michael Holland
There are some artists you will follow wherever they have an exhibition, and others you catch when you can, so when I heard Louise Sheridan had a show out in Bromley I knew I had to be there.
On arrival I was amazed at how Sheridan’s vivid palette had set the Ripley Arts Centre ablaze with colour. The paintings’ titles said it all: Flower of the Volcano, Edge of Paradise, The Golden Land, Fireworks and Twilight, all promising visions of a more glorious existence beyond the walls of this gallery.
The paintings were mainly on the Nepalese paper that she had first encountered while travelling across the Himalayas, but now sourced from somewhere in deepest Whitechapel. ‘It has a wonderful texture,’ she informed me. The works were a riot of colour and imagination run wild, as if they had taken the role of this shy, unassuming artist’s magical alter ego.
My favourite, Tower Bridge: Twilight, was a rather beautiful depiction of Tower Bridge as seen from The Angel. And there is no better view in the world, in my opinion. I watched the appreciative crowd who attended the first night and saw that it was a favourite for almost everyone.
Sheridan, one of the founder members of the Bermondsey Artists’ Group, has gained a few more fans at this show.
Ripley Arts Centre, 24 Sundridge Avenue, Bromley, BR1 2PX, until 25-Mar-2011. Tel: 020 8464 5816. Email: email@example.com
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