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At Christmas thoughts turn to home so our Winter Exhibition presents a range of unique, local art and craft that you won't find anywhere else. Treat yourself to something new for 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 this Christmas.
by Celia Allen | Lydia Barclay | Louise Bell | Jane Clift | Curio Studio (Tom Wilson) | Gin Durham | Richard Jack | Liane Matthews | David Mayne | Mitch Pilkington | Jay Rubinstein | Jenny Southam | Ilona Sulikova | Jean Tolkovsky | Ed Willis.
Textiles by Naomi Beevers | Candy Coated Accessories | Alison Dupernex | Keira Graham | Green Thomas Textiles | Sally Nencini | Sarah Tyssen.
Art glass by Adam Aaronson | Peter Layton | Sanders and Wallace | Shakspeare Glass.
Ceramics by Hannah Bould | Rowena Brown | Claire Burke | Jude Colley | Amy Cooper | Clare Conrad | Diane Griffin | Sarah Grove | Matt Horne | Maisie Parkes | Rebecca Ridley | Vivienne Ross | Liz Scrine | Chrissy Silver | Steve Smith | Carolyn Tripp | Gilly Whittington.
Painting by Suzy Fasht | Sally Anne Fitter | Rosalinda Kightley | Yeside Linney | Susie Lidstone | Helen Long | Fiona Pearce | Jacky Paynter | Virginia Ray | Jane Rist | Ray Sheldon | Jo Shepherd | Sarah Spackman | Ruth Taylor | Vicki Nigoumi | Suzanne Winn.
Limited Edition Prints by Clare Bassett | Ed Boxall | John Bryce | Ann Burnham | John Duffin | Chloe McCarrick | Trevor Price | Shirley Watson | Clare Youngs.
Jewellery by Petra Bishai | Shimara Carlow | Margaux Clavel | Daphne Krinos | Misun Won | Kathie Murphy.
Festive decoration by Adam Aaronson | Kate Colin | Fleur Grenier | Jessica Jordan | David Mayne | Liane Matthews | Judith Needham | Charlotte Stockley.
Wood by Kevin Stamper.
Framed size: 40 x 57cms
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Suzy Fasht was born in London in 1964 and studied at the Royal Academy Schools and Wimbledon College of Art. She currently lives and works at the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. An associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society, her paintings have been exhibited around the UK including at The Royal Academy Summer exhibition, The Sunday Times Watercolour competition and the Lyn Painter Stainers prize.
Suzy makes paintings using imagery from the natural world working in Watercolour, Oil or Egg Tempera. The different qualities of each paint means a different method will be used yet the main theme that currently runs through all the work is a concern to balance the tangled chaotic aspect of nature with its inherent pattern, harmony and symmetry. Nature's precarious balance, loss of native wildflowers and insects is also the subject, as is a feeling for the preciousness of the overlooked more modest plants to be found in our hedgerows and growing in between our paving stones.
The transparency and looseness of watercolour is utilised to produce overlapping shapes and lines which reflect the organic way the painting is constructed. Whereas egg tempera requires a more methodical approach: paint is hand made by mixing egg yolk with powder pigment, tiny brushstrokes of paint are then built up in layers on a smooth gessoed panel to produce vibrant colour. In this case the composition needs to be planned from the outset.
Oil paint is different again and offers the opportunity to work larger and freer, sometimes working out the composition during the painting process and working directly from observation.