Lots of change at the gallery for Autumn with new artists joining us and our existing artists and designers bringing in fresh work for the season,our featured artist for October is Ingrid Karlsson Kemp read her artists statement below:
'As a versatile mixed media artist, I believe art should tell a meaningful story to the beholder. My narrative style of work is very much based on encapsulating my own personal memories and experiences, yet illustrated in a way that can be interpreted individually by the viewer.
I originally began my colourful journey as an artist drawing all over my Dad’s meeting agendas and business papers as a child! As long as I can remember I have practised art in some form, from stitching to photography; painting in a range of media from oils to gouache and acrylics; working in graphic design and illustration.
Mostly inspired by storytelling, my work also combines the magical scenery and ever-changing seasonal colours bestowed around my studio in Upper Dovedale, a most beautiful part of the Peak District in which I am lucky to both live and work. I also draw on inspiration from my Swedish roots, enhanced by my regular journeys back home.
I utilise an approach that creates rich, colourful textures developed from recycled paper-based materials, or stitched in fabric and fibre. Some of my favoured techniques include collage, mono-printing and crystalline water colour enhancing the work with a luminous quality. The result is a three dimensional, visual representation attempting to evoke thought.'
We hope you can make it to see this wonderful colourful show.
New for the gallery is Drawing Workshops the first is November the 11th 10 - 1pm facilitated by local artist Ruth Gray, Ruth has a unconventional approach to teaching drawing allowing you to try various media and create wonderful drawings right from the start, suitable for beginners and those wishing to add a boldness to their artwork. The workshop is £40 pp payable in advance to book email firstname.lastname@example.org
Watercolour classes are also available with owner and tutor Martin Sloman contact the gallery for more informati