Colborne Art Gallery gets "fresh and full of movement" in new exhibit – Works of Avril Bull-Jones on display from April 19 to May 25
Dominik Wisniewski, Northumberland News, April 17, 2014

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COLBORNE — Artist Avril Bull, seen here in her studio in Baltimore, will present Everything Moves, a solo exhibit at the Colborne Art Gallery on April 19.

Karen Longwell / Northumberland News



COBOURG — Described as "fresh and full of move­ment," Avril Bull-Jones's latest solo exhibit in Colborne is a culmination of works from an entire year.

For anyone who spends some time with the printmaker and founding member of the Colborne Art Gallery, it quickly becomes evident that her works are full of ener­gy and a passion for the outdoors.

The same holds true with this exhibit, titled 'Every­thing Moves,' which opens on April 19 and runs until May 25.

"The name came out of my reaction to what had evolved over the winter," she said, sitting in her Balti­more studio where she works full-time running a kids' art camp each summer. "A year ago I had a solo show at the Art Gallery of Northumberland around trees, so this is just an extension of that."

This show takes that further by focusing on the move­ment of leaves.

"It's not high realism, it's a very impressionistic take," she said.

The collection of Ms. Bull-Jones's new works, which includes painting and printmaking, is a response to her observations and reactions to life around her, be it hik­ing in the mountains, being on the water, walking the woods or dancing ecstatically.

Pointing to the movement being double layered, she said it combines the emotional side each individ­ual feels — that need to move forward to avoid things becoming a stagnant pond — and personally for her, moving forward by combining different painting and printmaking techniques.

"I am starting to layer them so I am not a purist in the printmaking genre," she added. "We've all been around the block, so I like to choose things to put together."

The opening reception with the artist present will be held on April 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.