Scenery: A Sheilagh Head landscape showing at Windjammer II. *Photo by Kageaki Smith
Scenery: A Sheilagh Head landscape showing at Windjammer II. *Photo by Kageaki Smith

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4: Bermuda’s landscape and reefs feature in Sheilagh Head’s new body of work to be exhibited at Windjammer II Gallery next Friday.

The well-known artist’s collection of abstract and figurative paintings are mainly in oil and there are some additional acrylic pieces.

The title of the show is Fusion which reflects the fusing of two artistic genres

Head said of her largely plein air collection: “Many of my paintings are the result of the desire to maintain the landscape, not to obscure every last inch with concrete. Behind  every good landscape there is a strong abstract so the fusion is a very natural outcome.

“The abstracts are about the reefs that surround us which are also under threat from pollution.

“I attended art school in the sixties and so much painting at that time was non-figurative. However, I just wanted to learn how to paint and, more importantly, how to draw.

“Only now do I feel confident enough to paint abstractly.”

The Windjammer II Gallery, situated at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, represents over 53 island artists and artisans.

Head opened the gallery in 2009 in memory of Susan ‘Sudie’ Curtis who launched the original Windjammer in 1980 and died in 2002.

Local artists set up studio at the gallery on a regular basis. The current studio artists are Christopher Grimes and Emma Ingham.

FUSION
When
: Friday, November 11
Where: Windjammer II at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess
Time: Opening night runs from 10am until 7pm.