June 2022

Festivals and Events

‘Postcards from KENYA’ - East Lambrook Manor Gardens

Malthouse Gallery, East Lambrook Manor Gardens, East Lambrook, TA13 5HH

4 Jun - 23 Jul 2022

Description

Watercolour artist and traveller Moish Sokal is bringing the colour of Kenya and its people to beautiful East Lambrook Manor Gardens in his latest summer exhibition ‘Postcards from KENYA’.

‘Postcards from KENYA’ - East Lambrook Manor Gardens
Sokal realised a lifelong dream of visiting Kenya and found it as exciting as he had expected. His safari trips covered Kenya’s wildlife parks of Maasai Mara, which is known for the fierce Maasai warriors living by side with lions, and Amboseli National Park, home for Africa’s largest elephants who march in herds from the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the swamps on the plain to spend the heat of the day in the cooling water. Sokal’s vivid watercolours express these exciting land and lake safaris; “I had most magical encounters with rare white rhinos, a lioness feeding her cubs, wrestling giraffes, a cheetah stalking its prey, the elegant flamingos endlessly grazing, the pink pelicans…”
 
Yet whilst on a separate painting trip to Australia earlier this year, Sokal was working on his ‘Kenya collection’ when a major natural disaster hit. Massive flooding forced him to evacuate leaving his precious watercolours behind. Luckily, Sokal and his paintings escaped the floods in Australia to return to spring in Somerset, to look forward to being in the beautiful surroundings of East Lambrook Manor Gardens where he will bring these vivid memories of Africa and the floods to us all in his exhibition ‘Postcards from KENYA’
 
Alongside these exotic paintings, Sokal has found inspiration in the English countryside, staying put for a while made him appreciate the changing seasons and find the magic again.
The exhibition is in both the main Malthouse Gallery and the smaller Studio Gallery.

ENTRY TO THE EXHIBITION IS FREE and you can visit ‘Postcards from KENYA’ without paying to see the garden, although you’d be missing a treat if you did so. BOOK HERE for the garden or pay on arrival. There’s no need to book to visit the exhibition.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am to 5.00pm

Pricing

Free

Contact

‘Postcards from KENYA’ - East Lambrook Manor Gardens
Malthouse Gallery
East Lambrook Manor Gardens
East Lambrook
South Petherton
Somerset
TA13 5HH
United Kingdom


T: 01935 881350

E: artist@moishsokal.co.uk

W: moishsokal.co.uk/

Facebook: @sokalart/

Instagram: @moishwatercolours/


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