Following on from a successful art exhibition in 2022, Connected II celebrates the work of artists familiar and new, some not yet seen in Henley for another exhibition at the Old Fire Station Gallery between 30 March – 3 April.
Six artists, led by Liz Harvey and Cat Croxford, all connected by friendship and shared experience, come together to celebrate the connections that art makes; between them as artists and with the world around us. Cat said, “Discover six unique voices, using a variety of media and techniques, including painting, drawing, etching and some very unique creations. We welcome all to the show where you can see our work, chat to the artists and find something truly unique to enrich your environment.”
Cat’s artwork is uses expressive and colourful brush marks, capturing the sensations from a walk in the woods. Henley based artist Liz draws her inspiration from natural forms and landscape lines. Liz’s oil paintings and drawings describe a balance between observation and abstraction, exploring light and form, layers and surface, tension and balance.
Joining Liz and Cat is, Swiss based, Norwegian, Anne Guttormsen Fraser an internationally renowned artist, flying over to be at the exhibition every day, bringing along brand new work draws on her research and personal experience with a mixture of mind and heart and a touch of humour. Tess Chodan is based near Frome and creates really unusual pieces using antique insect specimens from historical collections that have to be seen. Marion Royle paints wonderful oil paintings inspired by the south coast and being at the helm of a boat. Wendy Hodges will be returning with her work also exhibited in the first ‘Connected’ show. Wendy creates artworks reflecting her passion for pattern, texture, surfaces and colour. She finds inspiration in her surroundings and seeks out the beauty of natural forms wherever she travels
Cat added, “We’re very excited to be bringing new artists to Henley to continue with our ‘Connected’ ethos.”
Opening times: Thursday 30 March to Monday 3 April 2023 10.00am to 4.00pm
Private view: Friday 31 March 6pm – 8pm
Meet the Artist: Saturday 1 April