February 7 – 28th, 2017


Transitional works

An exhibition of paintings
in aid of Cancer Research UK
JJ Morgan & Raoul Coombes



JJ Morgan is a sculptor turned painter and this shows in her approach to the materiality of paint.  She explores its fragility through extemporised gesture and this lends her work an impermanent quality.  Drawn to themes of transition/transformation from both the natural and imagined worlds, she builds up thin washes of paint and leaves traces of previous brushstrokes (pentimenti) to convey life’s ephemerality.


Private views took place on:
Tuesday February 7th 6.30 – 8.30pm
Thursday February 9th 6.30 – 8.30pm
Sunday February 12th 12.00 – 3.00pm

Open Days:
Wednesdays 12.00 – 6.00pm

Viewing by appointment at other times.

For further information contact Jonathan Ross: Phone 07747 807576
or jross@gallery286.com

For Raoul Coombes, recent years have seen a greater freedom to pursue his love of painting as his time spent on Cancer Research reduces. And this shift , coupled with his move near the river at Hammersmith, can be seen in his paintings. Liberated from scientific constraints and often working outdoors, Raoul’s technique has developed to meet the demands of local conditions, becoming more immediate and more responsive to his visual imagination.  The weather has necessitated an altered, more immediate and sudden style as he often works impasto and with a more confined palette