Sam Peacock & Hannah Ivory Baker
‘From Folkestone to Cornwall’ this show is a visual journey through places which inspire both Sam and Hannah in their own personal practice. As artists they tread some of the same paths along coastal routes and have both produced artistic responses to the landscape within various areas along the coastline.
Sam’s work is an exploration of texture and colour; he builds layers upon layers, mixing industrial materials with organic ones, creating colour drawn from ground coffee, liquorice, sugar, blending them with oil paint and then exposed to intense heat. Sam’s work relates well to the semi-abstract nature of Hannah’s landscapes, whose paintings are equally layered with loose, expressive and gestural mark making, exploring the textural qualities of oil paint and the illusion of texture in earthy, dramatic charcoal vistas.