Into Abstract Art: combining Shape, Colour and Texture. Michael Hill 2018 – 2021
Banksmill Studios, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LB,, 01332 594170, www.banksmill.co.uk.
Saturday 3rd July to Friday 30th July, daily 11 00 to 3 00.
The exhibition reflects my work from when I started as an artist in January 2018. The art exhibited is a chronological progression in style, theme and process used.
The early work is largely structured with an element of pre-planning whereas later and current work is more spontaneous and organic in form.
Themes are many and diverse, e.g. health and wellbeing, climate change and reconnecting with the natural world.
Having had a lifelong interest in abstract art but with no formal training the creative process did not start until my latter years prompted by a period of illness.
My art has therefore become a form of therapy and the lack of experience has resulted in an eclectic mix of styles and creative processes. However I see this as a positive giving me a freedom and lack of inhibition that otherwise may not have been the case.
There is a “Which Way Up” competition. Guests can view a painting and give there opinion as to which way it should be hung. Participants can put there answer in a draw for a specified work of art on display.
The exhibition runs daily throughout July, 11 00 to 15 00. One hour “Meet the Artist” and viewings are available. Please see separate event for last two weeks details and registration (visits subject to COVID rules at the time).