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Autumn Craft Collection 2023: Art and Craft with Local Heart

26 August to 28 October 2023

Autumn Craft Collection 2023: Art and Craft with Local Heart

The Autumn Craft Collection presents a curated range of unique, local and nationally renowned craft. 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.

We are delighted to present a new collection of:

Ceramics by: Elizabeth Degenszejn, Rowena Gilbert, Robert Goldsmith, Diane Griffin, Jaroslav Hrustalenko, Ania Perkowska and Joanna Terry.

Jewellery by: Emily Collins, Antonello Figlia and Jodie Hook

Textiles by: Louise Cottey, Janie Knitted Textiles and Sarah Tyssen

Glass by: Penny Carter, Emmy Palmer and Elizabeth Welch

Limited edition prints by: Alison Orchard, Susie Perring and Christina Taylor-Smith.

Alison Orchard

Drifting Through Days (un/fr ed. 16/35)

Digital Print

Ref: 126466


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Alison Orchard

The multi-layered paintings of Alison Orchard are a personal response to her love of life. Her story begins with a passion for drawing or painting in the landscape; responding to the light, colours and mood of a specific place. Back in the studio, working directly against the wall, she becomes immersed in the physical process, enjoying the sensory pleasure of using charcoal or paint, making bold gestural marks, adding delicate glazes, scraping back or building texture. Her recent, more intuitive, abstract paintings reflect a maturing ability and confidence. This is partially due to her willingness to challenge herself, working with oils, acrylic or encaustic wax, playfully combining collaged elements, whilst incorporating the instinctive drawn line and marks, echoed in her sketchbook drawings. Alison trained at Epsom School of Art & Design and Harrow College, University of Westminster and initially worked at The Daily Telegraph as a designer and illustrator before launching her fine art career. She works from her studio in Grayshot.

I like nothing better than the freedom of painting, pairing a dusty soft charcoal line against a glossy brushstroke, perhaps adding a pop of fluorescent colour. I enjoy capturing movement and a play of light, creating paintings that grab and engage you on an emotional level, paintings that take you straight back to the vitality of being in the landscape, that feeling of being held up by the buffeting wind.

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Art NPO of the Year 2023 - South England Prestige Awards
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