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Alison Tyldesley & Diane Bailey: Clouds & Claws
April 28 - May 9Free
Bold, Bright, Intuitive and Engaging – this exhibition sees two acclaimed artists bringing together complementary views of the natural world. The show promises an exciting chance to see the work of two newcomers to West Sussex who have recently relocated from Yorkshire and Dartmoor respectively bringing strong reputations with them.
Love of the natural world is their driving force and both use acrylic on canvas or board and paint energetically with brushes, knives, rollers and cloths. Part of the process includes scraping, indenting and removing layers as well as applying thick emulsions and allowing fluid, transparent glazes to flow over the surface of the work. Several pieces are worked on at once as the artists respond to the emerging images and the physical process of painting itself.
Working from studios at Colonnade House both Alison and Diane will be available throughout the show to talk about their individual work and influences and answer questions regarding workshops, tutorials and commissions. This is the first chance to see a substantial number of their works gathered together in Worthing and they look forward to welcoming and sharing their enthusiasm with visitors.
Alison is inspired by glowing horizons, wild skies and seas, receding hills and textured or illuminated foregrounds. Her work draws on both memory and imagination and a close contact with countryside and coastline. Kevin Scott, local art historian and author of the Loving Art Blog, notes that her work is dynamic, colourful, impactful and inviting! Alison has exhibited successfully both nationally and internationally and her work is in private collections in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and across the UK. She has a degree in Fine Art from Exeter and now dedicates herself to an art career.
Diane’s work is informed by her inherent respect for the natural world and a lifelong interest in wildlife and animal behaviour.
She never ceases to be amazed by the diversity of life on this planet and seeks to capture an animal’s idiosyncrasies and personality, creating a definite relationship between the creature portrayed and the human viewing it.
She studied Zoology before gaining a degree in Art and Design, worked for conservation organisations, is a keen scuba diver and has travelled the world several times.
Her work has been selected by national academies and she is a BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year winner.
Open Tuesday 28 April – Saturday 9 May // 10.00 – 17.00