GORDON RUSHMER'S ROTHER COUNTRY: PETWORTH

15 - 23 September 2017

Gordon Rushmer is a renowned war artist who has exhibited at a range of public galleries including Tate Britain and the Imperial War Museum. His work is also represented in national collections, including the Royal Collection.

 

This exhibition is inspired by the peaceful local landscape around his home in West Sussex. Painting in vivid watercolour, he captures vignettes of everyday rural life, depicting figures, animals, birds and the River Rother itself.

 

Reflecting on this new body of work, Gordon has said:

 

'The Rother is my local river in Hampshire and West Sussex and I was keen to capture its different moods and appearances, from winter flood to summer drought. On every journey in all weathers I was always aware of the words of that great Man of Sussex, Hilaire Belloc, who described the River Rother as ‘that sacred and fruitful river between the Downs and the Weald.'