Walk & Talk with Mike Glier

  • Sun 26 January 2020
  • 11 am – 12 pm

Painting ‘Swallows Hunting’ near Wyke Champflower Join Artist-in-residence Mike Glier on a local walk around Bruton and Wyke Champflower. Glier will talk about how the images for his paintings evolve from plein-air drawings and colour notes on this very route. During his residencies in Somerset, Glier has been enchanted by the spectacular views and pathways of this landscape. He is inspired by the shape of the valley, the motion of the wind over the hill, the lowing of the cattle, and the acrobatic trajectory of swallows hunting over newly mown fields. These observations have informed paintings such as ‘Crying Beasts’ and ‘Swallows Hunting’. The walk will begin and end at the Maltings studio, West End, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0BB. Please meet at 11 am and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. All participants are invited to take part in a studio visit with Mike Glier following the walk. This is a free event, but must be booked in advance. – Walk & Talk is a series of free events inspired by our current exhibitions ‘Don McCullin. The Stillness of Life’ and ‘Not Vital. SCARCH’. Embark on an inspiring walk through the local landscape with different specialists. Discover the history, folklore and hidden gems of Bruton town and Durslade Farm, learn how artists capture the changing seasons, and reflect on the ethos of the countryside with independent retailers and residents.

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