Husband and wife duo, jewellery-maker Carol Banks and painter Bob Banks' exhibition 'Fenscapes' at Babylon Gallery includes works inspired by the Fenland landscape. 

Carol will show her handmade silver and gold plated jewellery inspired by the Fens. On the Gallery walls will be Bob's oil paintings and chalk pastel works of the Fens and Anglesey Abbey. Both Bob and Carol will be on hand throughout the exhibition for a chat while they work, to give an understanding of the process behind each piece. 

Since moving from London in 2008, Carol and Bob have used the Fens as inspiration for their artwork. Born in Soham, Carol has always loved nature and uses the natural beauty of the area as inspiration for much of her jewellery. This aspect of her work has lead to her being stocked by the National Trust at Wicken Fen, Anglesey Abbey and Sutton Hoo with collections influenced by each venue.

Originally working in pastels, Bob has recently switched to oil paints and uses the local landscape as stimulus for his work. This exhibition is a retrospective of the past ten years and includes many paintings of Wicken Fen and Anglesey Abbey as well as interiors from Ely Cathedral. During the lock-down he also created the artwork for “What's The Matter Mad Hatter” a book by local author Rachel O'Leary, which will be on show at the Babylon Gallery.

Click here to watch the trailer to get a taste of what to expect.

Fenscapes promo video image

All works will be available for sale. Launch with glass of fizz on Saturday 2nd October, 12-4pm.

Babylon Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm with free entry. 

[Images above from left to right] 'Silver Birches' by Bob Banks; dragonfly bracelet by Carol Banks; 'Anglesey Abbey in winter' by Bob Banks and two sets of silver earrings by Carol Banks. 

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