february, 2020

2020wed12feb(feb 12)9:00 amtue18(feb 18)5:00 pmRosemary Frith & Liney Hill - Diverse Images & form

Event Details

Diverse Images & Form     Rosemary Frith & Liney Hill bring their exhibition Diverse Images & Form to The Gardens Gallery from 12th - 18th February 2020     THE ARTISTS

Liney Hill 

 

I grew up on a farm near the source of the River Thames, surrounded by the beauty of the Cotswold Countryside. My farming father, was also an artist, and my sister went to Art College. I always appreciated work by other artists, loved to draw and paint, but received no encouragement at school. After leaving school I didn't lift a paint brush for years, until discovering taking my paints on holiday was enjoyable, and from there, after attending workshops and the university of life, I’ve become more focused. 

 

With the countryside in my blood, and my love of art, I find my inner happiness in capturing the beauty around me, whether it is the local Cotswold countryside, or the beautiful vistas I see on my travels.

 

My growth as an artist over the years has progressed through various styles and media. How I paint or draw depends on what I feel about the subject in front of me. I know that when I am creating something, I feel truly alive, and lost in the moment.

 

I have discovered a passion for life drawing, portraiture and sculpture. The intense scrutiny of the human form, and the use of a line or brushstrokes to capture images is both fascinating and compulsive. My recent introduction to sculpture in clay has bought a new and exciting facet to my work.

 

I hope you enjoy the work in this exhibition as much as I have in its creation

 

Rosemary Frith

 

My name is Rosemary Frith. I was born in the North of England and as a young child I moved with my family to Wales. I was privileged to attend a school where if one achieved the expected level in a subject being taught - one could choose to study any other activity- such as horse riding, swimming etc . I chose ART.

 

Later I moved to the beautiful county “ The Garden of England,” Kent . Having been a trained teacher (Head of department of Art) then a co - owner of a prestigious Country House Hotel in Tenterden, Kent. On retiring ( as the majority of our hotel guests were Dutch or Belgium )I  moved to reside in The Netherlands for ten years.

 

Returning to enjoy life in The Cotswolds - I returned to painting ( putting my much earlier gained studied knowledge from Goldsmith’s College of Art - London) into practice. My inspiration stems from a much travelled varied life and the beauty that I have encountered and experienced. Colour, design and shape play an important part of my work, also from everyday images one absorbs. I interpret these into magical creations —- of which I hope you will enjoy. May I conclude by reiterating the first line of the Poem - Leisure — “What is this life if full of care” by William Henry Davies—- this poem I feel is relevant in my view of my work.

 

“No time to turn at Beauty’s glance.”

“And watch her feet, how they can dance.”

 

I hope you enjoy my exhibition.