18 Nov 2023 — 06 Jan 2024
The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery
PAINTINGS BY MARIANNE NICHOLLS & PRINTS BY BECKY HAUGHTON
“Rarely are the paintings a straight forward image of a landscape. Rather they aim to portray an experience of the environment and capture the essence of tides, weather, light and seasonal changes. My process is expressive and energetic mimicking the sea and landscape as a constantly changing phenomenon.” Marianne Nicholls
Marianne Nicholls is a self-taught artist living in West Penwith. Her abstract works are firmly rooted in the landscape of the Cornish Coast. She spends much of her time exploring the area and is drawn to its history and wild landscape. Her affinity with the Cornish Coast and getting to know the land plays an important part in developing her painting style.
“These prints are the first from an ongoing woodcut and wood lithography series. The printmaking techniques are relatively new to my process and I am still experimenting and learning. Every print is made with a speculative approach, sometimes resulting in failure. The challenge to improve the impression, establish clarity, heighten colour, and harmonise, mirrors the filtered nature of remembering places, a reoccurring theme of my practice.” Becky Haughton
Becky Haughton graduated from Falmouth University with a BA Fine Art (drawing & printmaking) in 2006, where she is now the Lead Technician in Printmaking. She was shortlisted for Northern Print’s International Print Biennale in 2011 and invited to exhibit a solo show at the Customs House, Tyneside as part of the 2014 IPB. Her photopolymer printmaking featured in Dan Weldon’s Solar Impressions exhibition in New York 2019 and her mokulito prints in Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2021 and 2022.
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