Sporting Triumphs & Bournemouth Beaches

'Racing' by Jeremy Houghton

'Racing' by Jeremy Houghton - Credit: Archant

Artists whose work celebrated the Jubilee and the Olympics feature in this exhibition in Christchurch

'Bournemouth Beach' by Anthony Garratt

'Bournemouth Beach' by Anthony Garratt - Credit: Archant

This month the Hatch Gallery in Church Street, Christchurch is exhibiting two great young British artists, Anthony Garratt and Jeremy Houghton. Although the two artists have hugely different styles they have both had, in the last couple of years, outstanding successes in their careers.

Jeremy is currently Artist in Residence at Highgrove and last year was sponsored by BT to paint the Olympic Games. His action-packed canvases captured the sailing and windsurfing events in the waters off Weymouth, he also painted rowing and three day eventing. Jeremy followed this up with solo shows in India and USA.

Anthony Garratt moved from a successful career as a graphic designer in London to sell out shows as an artist across the South of England. Last year Anthony was invited by the BBC to paint the Diamond Jubilee Pageant from the Millennium Bridge. So both artists have contributed in a major way to portraying memorable, historical events in 2012.

Interestingly, both artists have been inspired by the Dorset landscape. Anthony’s style depicts Dorset in dramatic mood with big skies, rough seas and a seemingly endless expanse of beach; whereas Jeremy uses watercolour to capture the movement of the sea and boats racing through the water. The exhibition is on from 3-31 May.

Hatch Gallery, 7a Church Street Christchurch BH23 1BW

Open: Tues - Sat 10am -4 pm

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