A SOLO exhibition is set to take place at a Gallery in Glastonbury next month.

Frank Harwood is showcasing his work, entitled ‘Memories’, at the Heart of the Tribe Gallery from June 3 until 28.

Frank’s style of art is described as ‘unique and distinctive’. His work has a ‘quintessential English oddness with a human touch’.

Both his use of colour and brushstrokes are ‘bold and playful’.

He is inspired by source images that inspire a collective nostalgia, and so his paintings hint at a larger and often humorous narrative.

Frank describes his work as ‘a simple comic style with bold lines, repeated patterns, flat space and vibrant colours’.

None of Frank’s paintings are autobiographical, but they do explore his past and memories.

They are reflections on personal experiences using a variety of contemporary cultural references.

Clearly shared cultural images have a deep resonance across all social and age groups.

“I’m fascinated by half remembered tastes, smells, people, shared experiences, the strangeness of the grown-up world,” said Frank.

“Whilst I originally painted for my own pleasure, I have been surprised by the number of people who have felt a personal connection with the pictures.”

He says the work of Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, John Piper, Walter Sickert, Peter Blake, David Hockney, Tom Phillips and Donald McGill are influences.

And some have referenced artists such as Beryl Cook when viewing his work.

While Frank’s paintings come to life in vivid acrylics, he is currently experimenting with watercolour, sculpture and construction.

As well as original artworks, there will be a selection of high quality giclée prints available.

In the lead up to the exhibition, Frank will be painting a large mural sponsored by the gallery as part of the Glastonbury Mural Trail on St. Ben’s Close.

It will feature his modern take on Adam & Eve and the public are invited to view its progress.

The show runs from Thursday, June 3 until Monday, June 28.

The gallery will be open between 11am and 5pm.

For more information visit HeartofTheTribe.com.