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D'art Gallery's Autumn exhibition 20 November

PUBLISHED: 10:53 13 October 2010 | UPDATED: 17:57 20 February 2013

D'art Gallery's Autumn exhibition this year features Stewart Edmondson a leading gallery artist



D'art Gallery's Autumn exhibition this year features Stewart Edmondson, a leading gallery artist. Stewart has a growing reputation for his energetic paintings representing the area around Dartmoor. His favourite subjects are found on the moors, by the riverside and overlooking the south Devon coast.


His interpretation conveys both the visual impact and the emotional energy of these land and seascapes.


He says "the followingpoem and the way of it, has been with me for many of these paintings. And these paintings belong in this world - the world of heather and gorse and massive sky above Widecombe Vale, the grand moor beyond, down the Dart valley shrouded by magnificent oaks...and down to the South Devon coast and its epic, rugged wildness."


"I love painting in this place, and I hope this comes across through this collection of paintings"

The exhibition opens 20 November in Dartmouth www.dart-gallery.com






Hearing the Sound of


my Belonging


Today I broke the habit of my walk


and followed on impulse


an unfamiliar path


to the hillfort in North Wood.


On the southern slope


the first of the daffodils


had opened quiet as sunlight,


a scattering of blessings


across the woodland floor.


Just this,


an unexpected scattering of flowers


in an unfamiliar wood


and I had crossed


into a new day.


My feet knew better than I the way,


how to break a habit


is to open a new world


bright with possibility.


This was not the day I had begun


it was another, already won


from certain defeat, redeemed


from the old habit that conceals


the newness in all things


the deep down freshness of the day.


An older knowing


led me here.


I had entered


the birthchamber


of the world.


So many days lost and homeless


walking on the surface of what is known.


So many days lost


but knowing the importance


of what I have found


I come home and write a poem


saying listen for the sound


of belonging,


listen for the sound


of your belonging.


Tree knows where it stands


and today I too stood


in the implicate order of things


amongst the wild daffodils


longing only for this life


for this marriage of sun and rain


in the wild garden


for this dance of joy and pain


and the sudden breaking open


of the pattern hidden deep


in the heart of the wildwood


the revelation


of belonging


to this world.


By Daverick Leggett


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