HORIZON LINES
NEW PAINTINGS
CHRIS RAMSDEN/PAT AMPHLETT
 
 

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Archipelago Gallery begins a series of exhibitions featuring work by artists seeking to convey a sense of atmosphere and place through textured and layered paint in Horizon Lines, a show of new abstract and semi abstract paintings by Chris Ramsden and Pat Amphlett .
 
Chris Ramsden studied at Sheffield College of Art and later taught as the Head of Art at Hinde House School, Sheffield. His recent work explores the ambiguous relationship between solids, spaces and edges, in sets of stripe paintings employing subtle variations of colour and tone and  working an acrylic ground onto watercolour paper by painting, scraping, rubbing, dragging  and pulling the paint to create different textures and thicknesses. Colour is then added and built up, overlaying transparent glazes of drawing inks, with brushes and cloths. The process is repeated many times during the course of the painting.
 
Pat Amphlett completed the Fine Art degree course at Sheffield Hallam University in 1997 and has been exhibiting in galleries since 1999. Her abstract and semi-abstract paintings evolve from initial observations in the coastal and rural landscape, capturing atmosphere and movement in acrylic and oil. The paintings in this show are imbued with a strong sense of the passage of light through moving air and objects in nature, evoking a feeling of space and place.

Horizon Lines
Paintings by Chris Ramsden and Pat Amphlett
20th March - 13th April, preview 6pm Weds 19th.
Archipelago Gallery and Studio
742 Ecclesall Road
SHEFFIELD S11 8TB Tel 0114 268 6885
Open 9.30-5.30 Monday-Saturday, 1-4pm Sundays

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