Synopsis

01.11.14 - 23.11.14

OUTLINES is an exhibition exploring and celebrating the shapes and patterns created by the landscape of the British countryside. Bringing together three contemporary artists, all of whom create work in response to the rural landscape, this exhibition highlights its contoured forms and graphic arrangements. From the gently undulating Oxfordshire hills, to the striated skies of the Devonshire coastline, these images create a visual language of joyous colour and abridged form.
 
This exhibition predominantly showcases the medium of printmaking, with an emphasis on the process of lino-cutting, via the work of Susan Wheeler and Colin Moore. Both artists exemplify how this traditional printing method (deriving from the ancient technique of woodcutting) can produce such fresh, contemporary imagery. Wheeler and Moore’s work is accompanied by that of Anna Dillon, whose painting is influenced by 20th century British landscape painting, characterised by the work of Paul and John Nash, John Piper and Peter Lanyon.
 
Susan Wheeler trained at the Central School of Art and Design, London and at Bristol University. A designer and producer of handmade, decorative and functional ceramic tiles for many years, Wheeler has more recently started exploring printmaking – working with linocuts in particular. She is a member of the Oxford Printmakers Cooperative, and the Oxford Arts Society.
 
Colin Moore was born on the Clyde Coast of Scotland in 1949. He studied architecture in Glasgow, and following an international career in architecture and design, has worked mainly as a painter and printmaker since 2004. He has lived in Spain, Venezuela and London and currently lives in Dorset, England.
 
Anna Dillon was born in Berkshire in 1972 and grew up in Wiltshire and Oxfordshire near Avebury, The Uffington White Horse Hill and The Ridgeway. The unique and ancient countryside of the British Isles and Ireland continually inspire Dillon to paint vibrant and colourful landscapes. She is a full-time artist and is a member of the Oxford Arts Society.

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