Lucy Gough and Adam Bridgland both use the written word as an integral part of the pictures they make. Their consummate ability to mix the graphic and the visual evokes images of occasions remembered and an offer of encouragement to explore new horizons.

There is a substantial body of work on show in this exhibition, all of which work wells together, creating a satisfying whole — a reflection of the real life partnership between Gough and Bridgland as wife and husband.

Gough’s Troubadour (pictured) summarises the charming simplicity of her work, a simplicity reliant on the beautiful execution of each piece.

In Troubadour, a screen print on Somerset Satin paper, both the word and the draped trumpet herald a sense of occasion.

Blackboard Alphabet — also a screen-print has a blackboard-like background on which the letters of the alphabet and items starting with each letter are marked up in chalk white, including the endearing R is for Relatives, illustrated by a banner boasting the words ‘Family Tree’ wrapped around a section of tree trunk.

Bridgland works in a range of media including collage, printmaking, painting and sculpture. His sculpture Kingston, created from driftwood, rope, Perspex, acrylic florescent rods and metal, mounted on a simple 100cm plinth, is immediately evocative of beachcombing.

Darling Escape features a boat as indeed much of Bridgland’s work does. This beautiful hand-coloured screen print features the silhouette of a chubby child leaning out of a simple skiff towards seagulls and a cloud, while the few lines depicting the waves work to drag the eye strongly in the other direction. The economy and sheer simplicity of the image are accentuated by the quality of the craftsmanship used to make the piece.

The exhibition is at Hemingwayart, which is open Thursday to Sunday from noon until 6pm. It continues until Sunday, December 18.