International artist brings permanent exhibition to South Molton

Following on from his very successful ‘An Artist on Exmoor’ exhibition at Christmas, internationally renowned artist Ken Hildrew’s work can be permanently viewed at the Exmoor Gallery, Photoscene, The Square, South Molton from Saturday 14 July, when it officially opens.

Ken is a major artist who has won accolades and prizes in Europe, America and Japan, but who has lived quietly in North Molton for more than 20 years. On opening day, he will be at the gallery from 10.00 to 2.00, to meet the public and talk about how his collection was inspired. There will be a free glass of wine and nibbles for all comers, and complementary postcards of some of Ken’s finest works, with donations going to the Devon Air Ambulance.

Exmoor in its many guises, Ken’s primary inspiration, will be the subject of his opening exhibition. The initial collection will include atmospheric pictures of Exmoor in all its glory, as well as local wildlife such as The Emperor stag, owls and falcons.

However he already has plans to feature other art collections in the future, with the titles like All About Owls scheduled for October, and The River Thames for New Year 2013.

Ken said: “After the Artist on Exmoor Exhibition was so well received last year, I decided to take up Photoscene’s offer of a permanent Exmoor Gallery. South Molton seems to be doing well, despite the tough financial climate, and that fact that it is fast becoming a destination shopping town, make me sure that this is the right move for me.”

He continued: “I love the local area and find that Exmoor gives me a ceaseless canvass of rugged beauty, which I believe keeps my art fresh and timeless”.

With original works, signed limited edition prints and Art Cards Devon Air Ambulance Appeal, the exhibition will have something for every pocket.

For further enquiries about the Exhibition, please ring Photoscene on 01769 57982.