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More About Jack
Interviewer Tim McArthur

Lockdown Lauderdale exhibitions are an opportunity for local artists connected with Lauderdale House to share their work.

Jack Coleman first came to Lauderdale House when he was 5 for a children's show. During school holidays he later volunteered, and still later had his first solo show in the Upper Gallery.

Jack is inspired by the rural landscapes, dramatic geographical features and rich palette of colours drawn from the Mediterranean.  The natural world and an interest in history are an integral part of his work.  During Lockdown he has enjoyed referencing previous travels and, more recently, has looked to the trees on his doorstep and flora of Kew Gardens.

Click the link below to see him at his virtual private view at 7.30pm on Thursday 25 June when he chatted to local actor, writer and director Tim McArthur, via Zoom. Find out more about his techniques and processes, and why he doesn't like to share work before it's been framed, as Tim asks all those questions you're usually too shy to ask yourself!  Pour yourself a glass of wine - or even a cup of tea – and imagine you're in the room with Jack, Tim and Jack's paintings

 

To see them chatting click the link below.

 

In the meantime you can see the full collection on the online gallery to the left of this page. 

If you'd like to view the original paintings and  / or buy please email the artist Jack Coleman on jackcoleman12@hotmail.co.uk to arrange a socially distanced meeting and talk further.  

Lauderdale House is a registered charity committed to preserving this unique 16th century House through sharing arts and education with people of all ages.  We receive no government or council funding, and while the House is closed have no income. Therefore, Jack is kindly donating 15% of all sales to help keep the House going

I am a self-taught artist living and working in London. I work mainly in oil and mixed media to produce landscapes which express the ways we live with the natural world. I explore different subject matter and experiment with different media but my work always revolves around my interests in nature and history.

I’ve been influenced by artists such as Van Gogh, David Bomberg and Gustav Klimt whose paintings emphasise bold colours and exaggerated shapes over true visual representation. I work in this tradition as a way of reducing the randomness of nature into forms or shapes that become something appreciated in their own right.

The Mediterranean is my main source of inspiration because its rural landscapes offer dramatic geographical features and a vivid palette of colours from which I can draw a variety of artistic ideas. I’ve visited various regions in Southern France, Spain and Italy throughout my life and I’ve always been excited by the drama of its nature which is so different to my surroundings in my native south-east England.

I was first introduced to Lauderdale House when I was about 5 years old and came to watch a children’s show in the lower gallery. Later, during my A level studies I volunteered to do some work experience at the House and helped out over a busy couple of weeks during Theatre on The Tea lawn. I soon became a regular volunteer at the house and helped with various events and exhibitions held here. In 2017 I had my first exhibition in the Long Gallery followed by another show in 2019.

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 Tim McArthur first discovered Lauderdale House many years ago when he appeared as a guest singer at a friend's concert.  Living around the corner he quickly adopted the House as 'his' arts centre and, in return, Lauderdale adopted Tim who has contributed enormously to the development of our programme, created many comedy moments and brought much energy and fun.

His many guises here have included cabaret programmer, performer, playwright, Easter Egg competition judge and Halloween writer and Director.  In this series of Lockdown live Private Views he just asks extremely good questions!

Find our more about this talented director, writer and performer on his website:

http://www.timmcarthur.com 

Tim says, 'Lauderdale House has been instrumental to my career at certain points throughout my professional life. Nurturing my development,  especially as a cabaret performer and helping me with opportunities further a field in the world of entertainment. Eternally grateful.'

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