Lympstone Manor partners with Fine Art@

Michael Caines will be working in partnership with Wendy and Wayne Adams, curators and owners of Fine Art@ to create a year-long artists in residence programme featuring a series of high profile hand-picked artists. Michael has worked with the owners to personally select each participating artist based on his love of art and nature.

Fine Art@ will see a rotating series of eight artists take up the mantle as artist in residence at Lympstone Manor throughout 2017, with a curated collection of art works on display within the hotel for guest’s appreciation. All featured works will be available to purchase via the Fine Art@ website and each residency will kick off with a ticketed lunch and dinner event hosted by the artists, merging fine art with fine dining. This will allow guests to learn more about each artist’s inspiration, techniques and body of work, in the beautiful setting of Lympstone Manor, over Michael’s exquisite menu with paired wines.

Michael comments,

‘We’re delighted to be launching the concept of Fine Art@ Lympstone Manor, bringing this amazing collaboration of British artists to our stunning new venture. Wendy and Wayne share my passion for art and food, so we have the perfect opportunity with Lympstone Manor to showcase wonderful art in our public areas for all to enjoy. I’m particularly excited to kick things off with Kurt Jackson’s exhibition. Kurt is an amazing artist and we feel privileged and honoured to think that our landscape here has inspired his collection of work.’

The full calendar for Fine Art@ Lympstone Manor is as follows with full details to be confirmed at a later date:

  • Kurt Jackson, 13th April – June 2017. Hosted dinner 13th April.
  • Stephanie Rew, 14th June. Hosted lunch & dinner events.
  • Summer Exhibition featuring Jennifer Anderson, Bill Bate, Stuart Edmondson, Sam Macdonald.
  • Nerine Tassie throughout September and October 2017. Hosted lunch & dinner events.
  • Matthew Draper throughout November and December 2017. Hosted lunch & dinner events.

Our first artists in residence is Kurt Jackson who presents the ‘Exe Estuary’ exhibition. Works inspired by the location of Lympstone Manor will be hung in the public areas of the hotel from 13th April – end of June 2017. Kurt is particularly fond of the River Exe, which has inspired a number of his works.

He says,

‘The richer Exe’s name is apparently derived from an early Celtic word for fish or a place abundant with fish. The idea that this river is bountiful and boasts a plethora of wildlife (since the fish are part of a web, a food chain) appears to me, attracting me to the Exe to paint and draw. Over the last year or so, I have been exploring this watercourse, immersing myself in her charms, visiting and staying alongside her, in order to create a body of work about this beautiful part of Devon. The estuary has been a focal point for these painting with its changing moods, huge tidal shifts and accompanying flocks of bird life. Copper waters, orange and pink shores, bright sunlight, dark reflected clouds, a skyline of jagged trees and a few passing boats, and always the soundtrack of the fluting, piping and whistling waders, ducks and geese.’

Kurt will be hosting an exclusive dinner event at Lympstone Manor on the 13th April; more details can be found through the art pages on the Lympstone Manor website.