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NATURE’S BEAUTY: Geological art wows Watersmeet visitors

 Published on: 23rd January 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A local artist’s colourful creations are currently adorning the walls of Watersmeet Theatre’s ‘Artistsmeet’ gallery.

Having begun their exhibition on January 7, the paintings of John Durham, who lives in Hemel Hempstead, will stay in the foyer display until February 24.

John’s work is all focused around ‘Geological Landscapes’, a love of which he discovered while studying the subject in his academic research. The paintings use colour and form, and his own knowledge, to depict the underlying structures of famous natural landmarks.

These include the Sharpenhoe Clappers of Bedford, Lulworth Crumple in Dorset, East Sussex’s Seven Sisters cliffs and our very own Chiltern Hills, which can all be found in the exhibition. Due to the pandemic, John’s recent paintings also feature some more local natural features.

The ‘Artistsmeet’ project is designed to give residents of all kinds a chance to see quality contemporary art without having to leave Hertfordshire and go into London, as well as giving local artists an opportunity to see their work displayed publicly. Further artists will feature throughout the year.

Entry to the gallery is free of charge and is open during Watersmeet Theatre’ box office hours of 10am to 2pm from Tuesday to Friday every week. To find out more about John’s work, visit his website at

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