Velarde’s summer exhibition welcomes six artists whose work defines the power and potential of colour in contemporary art.

Printmakers Paul Furneaux RSA and Michelle Griffiths, landscape painters Anthony Garratt and Mark Godwin, studio potter Sam Hall and ceramic sculptor Patricia Volk RWA FRSS are leading names in 21st century art and have each found distinct ways of expressing meaning and emotion through their palette.

History has shown that an artist’s choice of colour can become career defining, whatever their medium, and form a distinct thread that runs throughout their work and influences their entire visual language.

The thoughts and ideologies we associate with different colours can also vary between eras and cultures, making colour a key aspect in the interpretation of art.

The works in Colour Stories consider issues such as concerns for our environment, collective memory, the drama and spirituality of wild landscapes, and the aesthetic potential of material processes.

The exhibition runs from July 13 to September 14.