New Ashgate Gallery champions the best of contemporary art and craft providing an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond
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The Autumn Craft Collection presents a range of unique, local craft that you won't find anywhere else. Treat yourself to something new for you or your home or buy gifts for your loved ones. Pop in, browse and shop away from the crowds. You'll be supporting a local gallery and small creative artist businesses if you do, as well as finding something special.
We are delighted present:
Ceramics by Jenny Amon, Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown, Clare Conrad, Adèle Goulty, John Pollex and Silvia K Ceramics.
Jewellery by Karolina Baines, Maike Browning, Christine Johnson, Qiang Li and Olivia Woodhouse.
Glass by Adam Aaronson, Adam Hussain, Jake Mee and Andrew Sanders & David Wallace.
Limited edition prints by Louise Davies, Susan Eyre, Sonia Rollo and Liz Toole.
Textiles by Claire Armitage, Helen Chatterton, Lesley Frankland, Nook of the North and Pamela Print.
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.