New Ashgate Gallery champions the best of contemporary art and craft providing an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond
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Known for selecting contemporary art and craft of the highest quality, the gallery team has handpicked artists and makers from across the country. The exhibition presents glass, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, prints and paintings by more than sixty talented established and emerging artists.
All work is handmade, making it unique and perfect for those looking for that special Christmas gift! Find unusual craft-led gifts as well as inspiration on everything from original printmaking to unique British jewellery designs. A must see Christmas show for all novice and expert lovers of art and craft.
Painting, drawing and print by: Nick Bodimeade, Mychael Barratt, Clare Caulfield, Helen Brown, Graham Evernden, Emily Faludy, Emma Harding, Jennifer Jokhoo, Susie Lidstone, David Scott Moore, Fiona Pearce, Chris Sercombe, Tessa Pearson, Virginia Ray, Ruth Taylor, Philip Tyler and Catherine Warren.
Sculpture by: Celia Allen, Helena Curry, Faye Mayo, David Mayne, Edward Willis, Jillian Riley, Richard Jack and Liane Matthews.
7.5 x 11 cms
In her recent paintings, Liz has been combining her love of pattern and colour with landscapes, butterflies and birds to create magical worlds that reflect the variety and extraordinary diversity of nature.
Her studio is a crucible where diverse sources are melded together through the act of painting. Photographs, drawings, wallpaper designs and nature books are all combined with inspiration taken from travels in Africa, visits to Kew Gardens and walks on the Sussex Downs. The resulting paintings and prints feel like a place where magical events might occur. Local and tropical birds inhabit fantastical imaginary trees and are immersed in a landscape of lively pattern and vibrant colour.
The starting point for Liz's paintings is source material that includes botanical studies and ornithology books, but once the paintings begin, the images evolve through the process of painting, birds blend with imaginary foliage to create harmonious scenes in an imaginary world.
The prints of William Morris are a strong inspiration, alongside influences from Eastern arts in their use of composition, form and colour.