Watching, Waiting

2 To 20 June

“The act of painting is also about waiting and often it’s about seeking answers to questions about living and making sense of the world. Painting, putting paint to canvas, is also an act of exploration, of uncertainty and self-realisation. The painter is a proverbial watcher, an enacted self who steps back and captures moments that others might miss or dismiss

Stephen Hobson’s rabbit and hat paintings conjure and play in imaginary existential landscapes. Here the artist uses whimsy, surprise, humour and pathos, together with painterly affect, to introduce the viewer to fictitious characters and places.”

 Dr Craig Douglas    (extract from catalogue forward)