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"James Tovey: East Hill"
2002-07-09 until 2002-08-10
Peterborough Art House
Peterborough, , UK United Kingdom

East Hill is a ridge that lies between Ottery St Mary and the coastal resort of Sidmouth, Devon. The paintings are based on sketches and photographs made there during 1996, subsequently sourcing additional drawings, photographic and digital material. The works draw the viewer into an epic visual narrative, a single contemporary storyline that encompass love and tragedy, yogic poses, cyber-punks and techno-luddism...


-- John Howard Journalist writing in June 2002.

Reviewing the previous exhibition

A maelstrom of swirling colours has become the perfect backdrop..
-- Peterborough Evening Telegraph 8th November 2001.

About the artist

Jim Tovey is a painter living in Castor, Peterborough. He won an art scholarship to Clifton College in Bristol for five years. Following a course in Archaeology at Exeter University Jim went on to complete a painting foundation course at Byam Shaw School of Art followed by a term of special studies.

Jim supplied the Centre for Wetland Archaeology at Hull University with computer graphics, illustrations and photographs for archaeology reports, conferences and websites. He subsequently produced imagery for EMAP Active magazines.


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