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Painting Farnham

12 September to 7 November 2020

Painting Farnham

The Painting Farnham season celebrates Farnham, the historic market town and the Craft Town with a World Craft City stutus, nestled in the rolling Surrey Hills.

The exhibition showcases new paintings and limited edition printwork by artists John Bryce, Jan Gaska, Susie Lidstone, Alison Orchard, Catherine Warren and Suzanne Winn, including both landscapes as well as historic town views of Farnham and the surrounding local areas.

Alison Orchard - Wild & Gentle

Alison Orchard

Wild & Gentle

Mixed media on panel

Ref: 105553

70 x 100 cms

£1,950.00

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Alison Orchard

Alison enjoyed success as a commercial illustrator and designer, before launching her fine art career. Inspired by nature and passionate about painting, Alison paints directly from the landscape, both at home and on the Cornish coast. She uses these initial experiences to inspire the large gestural paintings created in her Hampshire studio.

Her curiosity with layered surfaces and marks have led her to explore various media, painting with oil or acrylics and more recently encaustic wax, often combined with metal filings, marble dust and coloured charcoal. Her paintings have a vitality that translates directly from the energy of her brushstrokes. There is a play of light built from layers of atmospheric glazed colour. The end result is her reaction to the landscape, expressing humility and wonder at the overwhelming forces of nature.

"I have been studying changing landscapes, the sketched lines on the sand, cloud movements, the tidal shift; trying to tell that story and bring that energy into my paintings."

Alison is based in Grayshott.

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Waggon Yard
Farnham
Surrey GU9 7PS
United Kingdom

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