Nature artist goes on show

An exhibition by the late painter and naturalist artist David Guy Measures begins at Rufford Craft Gallery this weekend.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 30th July 2013, 11:55 am
David Measures
David Measures

On Sunday 4th August everyone is invited to attend the official opening from 2pm until 4pm.

David came to Notts in the 1960s, where he began to seriously explore his fascination with butterflies, his lifelong passion.

These, and the other wild creatures he painted, especially hares, needed his skills and knowledge as a naturalist, silently finding, following and portraying.

His fluent works along with landscapes from his favourite valley Cressbrookdale are brought together in this fascinating exhibition.

He was the first to paint live butterflies in flight and featured in the programme David’s Meadow, for David Bellamy’s BBC TV series Bellamy’s Britain in the 1970s.

David once said: “My work tends to be raw-alive; here in one moment, gone the next: just as one’s own life races on before you.”

He passed away in 2011, aged 73.

The exhibition will continue in the gallery until 8th September 2013.

It is open Tuesdays to Sundays 10.30am - 5pm, and bank holiday Monday.

Rufford Craft Gallery is at Rufford Abbey Craft Centre and Park, Near Ollerton, Notts. Car parking is £3.