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Patterns, Pots and Plants

by Susan Webb and Lucy Mathers

This exhibition finishes on 30/07/2024

Patterns, Pots and Plants

Susan Webb and Lucy Mathers

Thursday 4th July – Tuesday 30th July, Tuesdays – Saturdays 11am-4.30pm

Free Gallery Entry

Lucy and Susan became friends when they met at an exhibition where it soon became apparent they had a mutual love of pattern and patterns in nature.  They also share a passion for collage and creating their own unique papers for their paintings.  In Patterns, Pots and Plants they display a cohesive body of work inspired by things they see around them alongside a little touch of imagination – everyday objects in everyday settings and, of course, patterns.

Susan Webb

I have always been a creative person, but felt there was something hidden deep within me that I needed to ‘find’.

Seven years ago I went to a two hour watercolour workshop, where we all painted the same picture.  I knew that style of art wasn’t for me, but it ignited a passion.  I started on a journey that I hope never ends.

I joined a weekly art class that exposed me to different styles and media, and through that I found I was drawn to collage, patterns and colours.

I can become completely absorbed experimenting with paint and paper and make most of my collage papers myself. I build my work up in layers, never quite knowing where it is going.  I like each piece to develop organically.

I feel inspired by the patterns of nature, and enjoy sketching outdoors to absorb the feelings of my surroundings.

The body of work you see in this exhibition, alongside Lucy’s, explores our shared love of patterns with still life, botanical and floral subjects: our pots and plants!

If you want to see more, the Northants and Rutland Open Studios festival takes place in September and I’ll be exhibiting my work at the Castle Theatre in Wellingborough and the Central Exhibition at Lamport Hall.

Other ways to get in touch

Email: sjwebb01@btinternet.com

Instagram / Facebook: @susanwebbmakes

        

 

Lucy Mathers

Contemporary mixed-media artist

A gift I remember receiving as a child was a really long plastic packet of felt-tipped pens.  So exciting to see all those colours lined up in a row.  Another favourite was a pattern colouring book.  Geometric patterns made of simple shapes like triangles and squares. About eight designs that repeated throughout the book. Hours spent at the dining table finding ways to use the pattern to create new shapes, and exploring colours, making sure each page was different!

Into adulthood the patterns took a different form: computing, data analysis, statistics – looking for patterns in information… and anomalies.

Now patterns are present in my paintings: almost a full circle back to those childhood days.  I’m currently in love with experimenting and exploring the nuance in pattern.  The familiar and the unfamiliar, unexpected changes or breaks in pattern. Patterns in places we might not expect. They help or hinder what we are seeing.

The body of work you see in this exhibition, alongside Susan’s, explores our shared love of patterns with still life, botanical and floral subjects: our pots and plants!

If these artworks whet your appetite, and you want to see more, you are welcome to visit my studio in Wootton, Northampton.  Just send me a message to arrange.  The Northants and Rutland Open Studios festival takes place in September and I’ll be demonstrating some of my pattern-making processes.  I’d love to welcome you to my little art space.

Other ways to get in touch

Website: www.lucymathers.com

Email: lucymathersart@gmail.com

Instagram / Facebook: @lucymathersart

 

 

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