THE distinguished painter and art historian, John Maddison, has a solo show at The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, running to 15th November.
Maddison is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, which owns Kelmscott Manor, the inspirational Cotswolds retreat of William and Mary Morris. The exhibition includes a wonderful oil of the house, highlighting Maddison’s aptitude for catching the atmosphere of an architectural building through the careful observation of the effects of light.
Born in 1952, Maddison read art history at university and became a lecturer in medieval art, before becoming architectural adviser to the Victorian Society and a regional representative to the National Trust.
These links to his past life and the broad range of Western and European influence are the basis of his work today.
Pictured: Kelmscott, Pull’s Ferry and The Way Out of the Wood.