'Dover, September 2020' - Sophie von Hellermann Exhibition at Dover Museum

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Dover Museum
Market Square
CT16 1PH

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As part of Dover Arts Development’s you can reach the world from dover Festival 2023, Dover Museum presents an exhibition of watercolours by painter Sophie von Hellermann.

Made in Dover over the course of a few days in September 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, at the invitation of Dover-based artist Nicolas Deshayes, this is the first time these works have been exhibited.

"Sophie makes a drawing of the beach, and then one of Lord Warden Hotel ... We head up to an altogether different type of cruising terminal, the Western Heights car park and have sandwiches that David has prepared on a melted fireproof bench."

Sophie von Hellermann (born 1975, Munich Germany and based in Margate) typically paints from her imagination, to create romantic, pastel-washed canvases that draw inspiration from fables, legends and classical mythology. She applies pure pigment directly onto unprimed canvas, using broadbrushed washes to imbue her paintings with a sense of weightlessness. For this project, she captured Dover’s sublime landscape, architecture and unique historical context in the manner of a landscape watercolourist.

A full gallery of the paintings in this exhibition can be found on the DAD website