Art exhibition – ‘Les Charrieres’
A Group Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and 3D design Kindly Sponsored by Voisin Law.
Les Charrieres is the name of the property that the artist Nicholas Romeril has lived and worked in for many years. It is where his beautiful studio is located and where he raised his two sons, the twins William and Danny Romeril both of whom have gone on to follow in their father’s footsteps by developing their own creative pursuits in painting, sculpture and 3D design.
To many Jersey residents, the name ‘Les Charrieres’ is recognised as that given to several prominent 18th century Jersey farm houses built to last in local granite. There are numerous translations from French into English which suggest its meaning is a pathway, old cart track or lane and within the local context this often refers to the cattle tracks made by the world famous Jersey cows as they were driven from the fields to the farm for milking.
Of course being on pathway is also about taking a journey. Sometimes we follow in other people’s footsteps but artists in particular often forge their own paths to discover things about the world and themselves that they could only imagine when they set out.
In this magnificent exhibition three generations of artists, all from the same family, come together to tell the story of their individual pathways to creative success and their shared love of artistic expression handed down from one generation to the next.
Each, in their own way, comes at it from a completely unique perspective and the end results are not just visually diverse but aesthetically arresting. When you start to dig a little deeper into the ideas and motivations behind the works you then begin to understand how each artist has found it essential to forge their own creative identity.
Jeffrey Giovannoni of exhibition sponsors Voisin law says “Voisin Law is delighted to sponsor the Les Charrieres exhibition and we have both worked with and supported Nick Romeril for over ten years and very much look forward to being part of this next exhibition at Private & Public Gallery.
“As one of Jersey’s longest established law firms, Voisin can trace its origins to 1869. Therefore the heritage of our island is important to us. Nick is a local artist whose themes capture the beauty of the land and sea which form part of the island’s rich cultural heritage”.
Gallery Director Chris Clifford says “Yet again Nick Romeril has provided the gallery with a truly breath taking collection of paintings of Jersey’s landscape, seascapes and for the first time, the Ecrehous reef.
“Varying is size and price there really is something for everybody and I am delighted that his two sons Danny & Will have also agreed to exhibit alongside their father. What most people won’t know, me included until very recently, is that Nick’s father was also an accomplished painter so it is a great pleasure to showcase two paintings by the late Philip Romeril at the start of this exhibition.
“If Christmas is about one thing then surely it’s about the importance of family so I hope you will join us in celebrating the outstanding creativity of three generations of artists who have all found their pathways in life to be ones that are firmly rooted in creativity.”
The exhibition runs until 22nd December and is open weekdays from 12-6pm and on Saturdays from 10am-4pm.
The exhibition is available online from Monday 22nd November and can be viewed here.
The digital elements provided online include a short film to provide context, an interactive 3D virtual tour and digital exhibition catalogue containing the full list of available works with prices.