april, 2019

2019wed17apr(apr 17)1:00 amsun21(apr 21)1:00 amStill Point – a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Angie Spencer

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Following a wonderful residency at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry, Angie Spencer returns to the Gardens Gallery with a new collection of oil paintings and charcoal/mixed media drawings. Working directly from the landscape or in the studio from plein-air sketches, Angie also brings her passion for classical music into her work. “What interests me is how to catch a mood, the essence of what is being observed....whether this occurs in direct plein-air observation, in responses to music or in contemplative studio work based on sketches. “ Angie has a studio in Stroud and exhibits regularly at Hadfield Fine Art (Original Contemporary British Art), Sevenhampton. Angie Spencer - Still Life

Still Point – a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Angie Spencer

    Angie Spencer returns to the Gardens Gallery with a new collection of landscape based oil paintings, charcoal/mixed media drawings and sketches. Working directly from the landscape or in the studio from plein-air sketches, Angie also often brings her passion for classical music into her work. As well as being a painter, Angie is a classical violinist and her work is often created in response to the music she is studying. ‘For me, music has the ability create a mood, something intangible which allows me to deepen my visual response to the landscape. My colour palette is often governed by the music I am listening to and I usually keep listening to the same piece while I am working on a painting.’ In 2018 Angie was awarded a residency at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Co. Kerry which had a profound effect on her working practices. Cill Rialaig offers successful applicants free accommodation in one of 7 cottage/studios overlooking the Beara Penninsular and 10 days of complete silence and privacy to immerse oneself in ones work. “For the first 4 days I worked on a series of 30 sea studies in oils of the changing light and weather which I’m showing in this exhibition, though not selling. During the residency I rediscovered my love of drawing and started a new adventure of working in oils from my sketches rather than using my own photographs as source material – I find that it changes everything.” Angie will be giving a short talk about her experiences at Cill Rialaig at the Private view.    

Background

    Angie studied Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Gloucestershire, where she specialised in etching, aquatint and screen-print as well as learning stone lithography, She graduated in 2004 and went on to work for the Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-operative. In 2010 she moved away from print to painting as her main medium. In 2015 she collaborated with the Carducci Quartet to produce a series of paintings in response to their award winning Shostakovich 15 project. In 2016 she was awarded a month long residency with studio space in her home town of Scarborough, and in 2018 was awarded a residency at Cill Rialaig in Co. Kerry. She exhibits regularly at Hadfield Fine Art, Sevenhampton which specialises in British Contemporary Art. She has a studio in Stroud. Find out more at www.angiespencer.co.uk