Mysterious Adventures, 1 February-15 March

David Tucker, Director of the Lyme Regis Museum, and Karol Kulik, publicist for Lyme Bay Arts, are delighted to announce the first in a new series of art exhibitions to be held throughout 2020 and into 2021 at the Museum’s Rotunda Gallery. 

The first artist to showcase his work from 1 February until 15 March is well-known Bridport-based painter David Brooke with his intriguing exhibition of acrylic paintings entitled Mysterious Adventures.

David’s distinctive paintings evoke mythology and folk tales, but they are not based on particular stories and thus allow viewers themselves to imagine their own narratives, to create their own sense of mystery and adventure.

Most of his images include highly stylised figures in action. In the background are enchanted waters, cliffs, forests and skies – the elements of adventure and discovery – which seem to promise, through their intricate decoration, untold riches, pleasures and assistance. But are these deceptive?  What David is aiming for first and foremost is an emotional response from his audience. The story elements are a device to draw people into the work, because it seems familiar, and then keep them there, while eliciting their own stories and their own responses.

A member and Past President of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, Bridport-based David is also a member, and regularly exhibits with, the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts, the National Acrylic Painters’ Association, the Society for Art of the Imagination and the Bath Society of Artists. 

In The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum. Open 10.00-4.00, Wednesday-Sunday. (Note: there is an admission charge to the Museum but the ticket lasts for 12 months, so you can visit the following exhibitions for free.)