'Seventh Sense'

Jim Hanlon and Arabella Yapp

Tuesday 22nd February to Saturday 5th March 2022
Open Daily 11am to 5pm 
Private View Saturday 26th February, 5pm to 8:30pm

Exploring the meeting point of visual and emotional memory, merging together in the process of painting .


Jim has been painting and exhibiting since graduating from Kingston University in 1984.
In that time he has worked mainly on the development of his painting process, but also worked on sculpture and writing. He regularly does painting demonstrations for art societies and took part in Sky Art’s Landscape Painter of the Year.
Describing his subject matter Jim says “ A lot of my work is focused on London, the energy and dynamism of the city is the most exciting landscape you could hope for. I try to capture the rhythm and intensity that I experience, and that often means methodically eliminating detail to get to the essence of a scene.”
The title of the Sprout show Seventh Sense is a way to encapsulate the shared working process of Jim and Arabella, to describe the combination of immediate and emotive impressions with the distillation with happens in the studio to create a finished work.


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Arabella Yapp is a South London based artist who studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths and Middlesex Universities. She has painted all her life and is inspired by her environment and the people around her. Her works have a strong autobiographical element.

She deploys a representational style infused with a sense of magical realism and has a strong interest in colour. Arabella uses colour to convey her sense of curiosity and wonder about her world. She loves taking long walks through London and on her extensive travels, these walks inform her Cityscapes and Landscapes. She also has a keen interest in portraiture and has completed many commissions and paintings of friends and family.

Arabella had to shield for fourteen months during successive recent Covid Lockdowns and moved outside of London away from the people she loves at this time. During this period her paintings started to become inhabited with tiny portraits of her family and friends engaging in playful, imaginary activities. In this way she was able to combat loneliness and isolation by entertaining herself imagining her loved ones having fun with her in fantasy landscapes inspired by her passion for travelling. She feels that her creativity has been a major source of solace and joy during a difficult period in her life and injecting humour into her work has been a greatly uplifting.​

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