Jane Wateridge & Teresa Winchester
24 May – 4 July 2017
Jane Wateridge – Flowers and Landscapes
Jane says ‘I am interested in exploring traditional subjects, captured in moments of transition, in a quest to occupy the tense, fertile terrain that lies somewhere between figuration and abstraction. I work with oils and acrylic, layering and removing paint, allowing colour to drag over the subject, creating areas of staining, dripping, ambiguity and intrigue. Inspired by the natural world, urban life and the domestic landscape, I like to travel with a camera and sketchbooks making notes and collecting images to reference later. The paintings are made in my top floor home studio near to Lewes station from where I can see both the town and the Downs.’
Jane is a Lewes based artist who has been painting full time since 2000, her work can be found in private collections in Kent, Sussex and London, France, Spain and the Isle of Lewis. Jane will be exhibiting in the hotel’s atrium gallery.
Teresa Winchester – The Stuff of Dreams
Teresa Winchester is a printmaker who lives and works in Brighton on an ancient Columbian press dating back to 1842 at the BIP studio in Kemptown. She studied printmaking at Goldsmiths and has returned to working on lino prints in recent years after painting for some while.
Also a storyteller, there is an element of magic narrative and a sense of the dream world in her prints, which are sometimes inspired by the books she read as a young girl. Some themes are traditional with a unique twist, and others do not have a text, but aim to spark memories and individual ideas. Images are created from imaginary worlds often recalling that place before sleep where girls dance with hares and rabbits garlanded with red flowers race through dark forests. And the moon is always shining.
A love of the natural world and the beauty of plant and animal life enriches her work. Teresa’s work will be on display in the hotel’s bar and reception.
The exhibition is free and will be open every day from 9 am to 9 pm with full disabled access. All the art is for sale and can be purchased via reception and collected at the end of the exhibition. For any queries, or to sign up to our six-weekly arts e-newsletter, please contact the art curator via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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