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Claire OxleyLandscape artist
We are delighted to introduce Claire Oxley - a new addition to the gallery. Claire is inspired by the East Anglia skies and fields, its coastline and the change in seasons. The focus of her practice is on shifting hues and patterns, conveying an abstract, spiritual idea of the physical impression of her surroundings.
Trevor Price | A new series of prints
For the past 18 months, Trevor Price has been working on a new body of work inspired by nature. These intricately detailed drypoint and engraved relief prints are at first glance seemingly like a photographic print. However, the prints are in fact created using a polycarbonate sheet (a kind of plastic) into which Trevor will scrape and carve the image with a drypint needle and a dremmel. The process is extremely labour intensive and each plate for printing has taken several months to complete.
The compositions are highly representational and one can enjoy the imagery on this level, simply as beautiful views of nature. Close up however, the artist's intention is for the viewer to get lost in the detailed mark-making and the abstraction of each aspect. All work is hand printed by the artist. With some of the prints, the paper has been stained to give a sense of age and the feel of an old sepia photograph.
Flora McLachlan | The Wood Between the Worlds23 January - 20 February
Sarah Wiseman Gallery is delighted to present 'The Wood Between the Worlds' a new solo exhibition from the acclaimed artist Flora McLachlan RE.
Flora is best known for her printmaking which is inspired by her observation of landscape. She reads the forests and hills that surround her as a familiar and beloved place but also an ancient and unchanged world 'roamed by guardian spirit-like animals, shadowed by woods where the holly springs green amongst the bare oaks and beeches.' Her work is distinctive by its dark, smudgy textures, illuminated by a floating moon or glimpse of a mythical creature.
In her solo exhibition, visitors can expect to see a new body of work, partly inspired by her recent MA, where she explored a range of media, including works in oil on board.