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.
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.