Mother and daughter, Jean and Susan began working in pastel in 2011 after attending a workshop by Warwick artists Nicole Wood.
The exhibition features scenes maticulously captures from the artists everyday lives whether that be still-lives, portraits, or landscapes which have for some reason attracted our attention.
There is no consistent or considered theme in their works however the compositional decisions are surprising and enhance the everyday scenes to ones of intrigue and luxury..They attracted to the colour, texture and the relationship objects have between each other. Also tone, shadow and reflections play an important role.
This is the duo's first exhibition.
Images: Blue Jug Susan Shaw and Copper Jean Fysh
ANCORS is a play on words derived from ANn, CORina and Sue. This trio are all self-taught artists with different styles. The common thread between them is that “Art has been their anchor” in life.
Each of them have had various life experiences that led them to discover the “healing power” of art. They came together through the Demented Artists Group Inc ( DAGs ).
Ann Fogarty is a contemporary artist who enjoys abstracts in acrylic, using mixed media and experimenting with a variety of mediums.
Corina Graham is a multi-faceted artist who chooses not to limit herself to any one style or medium, but with a tendency towards Realism.
Sue Jacobsen is a contemporary artist, primarily using coloured pencils, whose work has been inspired by tattoos as well as Realism.