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Joan Sutherland

A Feeling for Landscape

Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th of September 

One Weekend only from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm

Joan Sutherland (1926 – 2021)   A memorial exhibition showing paintings by Joan Sutherland. A great lover of Nature and the outdoors, Joan devoted her artistic life to recording the fells and mountains of Northern England, and closer to home, the flowers and plants she cultivated from seed in her garden near York.

 

The contrast between the timeless panoramic expanses of landscape and the delicate fleeting beauty of flowers is enhanced by her use of media: oil paint applied loosely on cloth backed board conveys the sweeping grandeur of landscape whilst watercolour applied precisely to paper reflects the subtle nuances and fragility of the flowers.

 

In addition to the paintings the exhibition will feature her working sketchbooks and reference photographs as well as memorabilia from her artistic life.

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Margaret Higginson

'Touchwood'

 17th of September to 9th of October 

Four Weekends : from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm

“ I do not project my ideas but let the wood reveal its inner beauty to me as I carve”

Canadian born Deptford sculptor Margaret Higginson has spent the last forty years working her way through nature materials. Starting in clay she moved on to metal and then stone. Her latest foray is into a material that shows nature’s glory at its most delicate – wood. Working with the grain of the wood she is working with Margaret reveals the life of the tree from which the wood came.

Burl wood, made up of a tree’s bud tissue that has not sprouted, shows environmental stress. Past combat is revealed. The tree has formed coils of cells to protect itself and survive. At other times trees have succumbed to the outside stressed by absorbing them. Margaret works around rope, metal and other foreign objects that have become so entangled with the wood as to become one being. Elm grows in shapes that reveal figures with its twists and curves. The result is intense, geometric sculpture that highlights the inner beauty of trees.

Margaret Higginson APT Studios  077141826496   Creekside SE8 4SA www.margarethigginson.com    instagram Margarethigginson

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Kay Senior

'Contemporary Archaeology'

Collagraph prints, monotypes, sculpture

 22nd of October to 6th of November

Three Weekends : from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm

Contemporary Archaeology is a new body of work relating to environmental concerns and the Anthropocene. This includes both the urban environment where I live and natural landscape of Yorkshire where I am from. I am interested in the expressive qualities of materials, ink, metal, casting, paper and found objects. The works include large sculptural collagraph and monotype pieces, prints on handmade recycled paper and series of small cast works.

 

I use found materials that interest me as a starting point. The material, for example may be a piece of discarded hardboard or cardboard packaging which I use to make a collagraph plate. Or a found object may become part of a sculpture or be a source for the form or texture of the work. My work is process led moving between 2D prints and sculptural works. I am interested in transformation and how materials change and become expressive through the making processes. The work has become more abstract as I focus on the essence and simplicity of materials to increase the intensity of form. I am interested in the expressing feelings of fragility, resilience, tension, weight, gravity, and absorption.

 

My background as a theatre designer, followed by my training and experience as an art psychotherapist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist and printmaker have informed my interest in communicating psychological elements in my work. I recently completed an MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL 2019.

 

My website : www.kaysenior.com  Instagram  : @kaysenior_prints   Email : ksenior316@gmail.com

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Deirdre Ellis and Annette Johnson

'The Power of Nature'

 12th of November to 27th of November

Three Weekends : from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm

Annette Johnson writes:

I find inspiration for my work, and meaning to my life, within nature. My oil paintings are reflections of the meditative beauty of the sea and sky, the magic and freedom of wildflowers, and the joyful resilience of life. Space, light, and peace are all around us, if we only take the time to be still; if we just stop and look, nature gives us everything we need. It’s so simple. Why do we make it so hard?

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Deirdre Ellis

has been inspired by Canada's Group of Seven, and by innovative landscape painters in the U.K., like David Tress.  She always carries a sketchbook and watercolours whenever she travels although her final paintings are in oil.  Deirdre is interested in capturing nature on the cusp.  She uses abstract elements to give her paintings a particular vitality, a sense of the moment,  and her vibrant colour mixing reflects nature's power to surprise and invigorate the senses. 

 

instagram.com/deirdre.ellis.art

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