We are proud to be hosting a joint exhibition by four very talented Shropshire artists:
Carole Baker RBSA
A beautiful viberant exhibition by Shropshire Artist Carole Baker, using acrylics, mixed media and watercolours.
Carole trained as a Graphic Designer and ran her business in design and marketing for 18 years. In 2007 she turned to painting full time and she now resides and works from her studio in near Newport in Shropshire. She attended Matthew Boulton College and later studied at Lichfield School of Art. Elected Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in April 2008, Carole regularly exhibits there and in prestigious art fairs and galleries throughout the UK. She is gaining international recognition following articles published in ‘International Artist’ magazine and was invited to the Cayman Islands to run a series of workshops for the Visual Art Society. She has contributed to a series for The Artist magazine on practical painting techniques in acrylics.
Inspired by the landscape, bold, vibrant colour and texture fascinate her and she strives to create exciting and evocative paintings.
Carole’s work is inspired by places she travels and works on location with a sketchbook painting en plein air, getting a real feel for the place so that her paintings are an emotional response, not a literal copy. Art is a passionate and instinctive pursuit, and this certainly resonates with her.
Lyn Evans is a Shrewsbury based artisit who specialises in torn paper art, she brings us familiar sights seen in unfamiliar ways. Her delicate collage technique lends a dreamlike quality to views of local towns, landscapes and coastal scenery.
In her work fragments of glossy magazine paper transform themselves unmistakably into blossom on trees, the iron girders of a bridge, shop fronts and houses nestled into green hillsides.
Using tiny pieces of coloured paper Lyn recreates villages, harbours and town landmarks saying “The Shropshire landscape around me provides a constant inspiration and influences all my work, from the countryside, to the towns, from the animals to the wonderful people. I have a passion for colour and texture and my torn paper collages reflect this".
In the process of reducing what Lyn has seen to its fundamental forms, the hard edges of reality are lost and we are left with well-loved scenes as we see them in our mind’s eye. Through soft colours and mosaic shapes, Lyn captures the simple essence of what she preserves.
Rob Leckey ARBSA
Rob work in acrylic paint and ink, collage and mixed media. The acrylics are applied with rollers, pieces of shaped wood, card and any found materials. Collage materials comprise of torn or shaped tissue paper, newsprint, and magazine illustrations. Details are also added with oil and chalk pastels.
Like many artists Rob's inspiration comes from the subject matter. he finds experimenting with colour, media and techniques is very rewarding. He comments " Realism is way down the list of my intentions. By the very nature of how I apply the collage, paint and inks I can never predict the outcome. Along the way many accidents happen, interesting colours and unique shapes emerge" .
Penelope Timmis RSA, RSBA
Penelope Timmis lives in Shropshire. She studied at the Froebel Institute in Roehampton and in Shrewsbury. Now an established painter she exhibits throughout Wales and the West of England. Penelope won best entry with the Royal Birmingham Society of the Arts (RBSA) in 2009 and was shortlisted for the Daily Mail "Not the Turner" prize in 2004. A fellow of the Royal Society Arts (RSA) she supports Shelta Cymru and their art auctions and presented an exhibition for the Prince's Trust. Penelope is an elected Associate of the Birmingham Society of the Arts and an Associate of the Society of Women Artists. "Colour and movement are what I look for in all that I see around me and I hope are reflected in my paintings."
Famous for her effervescent images bursting with movement and light, Penelope’s work has a delightful freedom of expression and a wonderful feeling of energy.
Most known for her colourful flower scenes, vibrant landscapes and rugged coastlines. She is also renowned for her fowls – chickens, cockerels, geese and guinea fowl to name just a few. All strutting in a most appealing way, their expressions and movements brilliantly and simply captured.