Two artists, working with very different media, explore their emotional connection to the landscape: Bridget Greenwood and Valerie Wartelle.

Bridget Greenwood is a contemporary abstract artist based in Cheshire, whose paintings explore her fascination with the landscape. Colour has always been Bridget’s starting point and is central to her work. She sketches outside to record the moment, but her paintings are completed in the studio where they go through many stages before she feels that she has kept the essence whilst reducing and paring back the landscape to shapes and marks.

Working with fibres and textiles, Valerie Wartelle’s practice is rooted in the traditional craft of wet felting and the manipulation of textiles as an expressive art form. Taking the rural environment as her inspiration, she draws on its colour, texture and form to create evocative semi-abstract landscapes rich in climate. The compositions are built in layers, hinting at what may lie beneath, and use translucency and light to create absorbing moods. These are highly textured felt pieces in which cloth is embedded and threads unravelled, as a painter with her brush.

The gallery will be hosting a preview evening on Thursday 11th April between 6pm and 8pm. All welcome.

You’ll find the LAKE gallery in the heart of West Kirby, a couple of minutes from the train station. Opening times: Thurs – Sat, 10am – 4pm

Event Date: Thursday 11th April 2024 - Saturday 11th May 2024

Categories: Arts | exhibition | Free | Shopping | Wirral

Contact Details: The LAKE gallery, Tel: 0151 625 6000

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