Figurative Fancies

17 July – 16 Sept 2020
Christine Stangroom & Marie Theresa South

figurative

An exhibition by Christine Stangroom & Marie Theresa South

 

Marie Theresa South – Artist’s Statement

My inspiration comes from both the wildlife and natural and man-made forms in my surroundings, particularly the Derbyshire countryside and the small village where I live. My response is created through line and mark making using a variety of techniques to produce figurative work. I love going from an initial idea and sketches, to compose a picture and then moving on to paint or print it. It is very satisfying to see an idea come to fruition in a frame!

I paint mainly in watercolours and acrylic, make felted wool pictures and use a variety of print making methods, including block printing, serigraphic and intaglio. I enjoy learning and practicing the technical challenges in print making, in addition to making an imaginative interpretation of wildlife and countryside topics.

I etch at home on aluminium using a non toxic method and also make screen prints, lino prints, wood block and collagraphs. I can print small prints at home using a jack press built for me by my husband; larger and more complex ones are printed here at Green Door, where I can also obtain help and advice .

Each technique adds its own features to an idea. I also enjoy photography and find that photography, printmaking, felting and painting complement each other. . I will sometimes explore the same idea using different techniques such as painting, felting and using various printing methods, as shown in the examples displayed. I have had great fun exploring my interpretation of the real world around me and hope that you will enjoy viewing these pictures.

In 2019, I challenged myself to exhibit in juried exhibitions run by some Midland art galleries and was thrilled to have work accepted for the Harley Gallery biennial, two Royal Birmingham Society of Artists exhibitions and the Sock Gallery Summer and Winter Exhibitions. I also took part in the two Buxton “en plein air” competitions. In addition I still enjoy exhibiting locally, with Ashby Art Club, Ashby Festival and Derby Sketch Club.

This year I continue working to develop my printing and textile art skills. You can see a selection of my work on my website, www.ashbyart.co.uk

‘Baa!’ by Marie Theresa South (Etching on Somerset)

Showing

17 July - 16 Sept 2020

Gallery Open:
11am - 3pm
Closed Tues & Sun

Location

Green Door Printmaking Studio
Banks Mill Studios
71 Bridge Street
Derby
DE1 3LB