An exhibition of contemporary and abstract artworks created by Sandra Lissenden and Chantal Ashwell.
Sandra’s contemporary impressionist paintings reflect her joy of travel and the emotions felt as she observes her surroundings. Her distinctive use of colour - influenced by an appreciation of Hockney and Turner - together with sensitive regard for mixing and blending make works fresh and thought provoking. Having investigated different methods over the years she works variously in mixed media, watercolour and acrylic and enjoys the challenge of experimentation.
Chantal’s abstract work is motivated by an intrigue in natural elements with the creation of pictures and designs which are distanced from representational reality. By painting what the eye doesn’t immediately see she hopes to offer an alternative comment on the essence of a subject and to capture the viewer’s imagination. Rhythm, repetition and movement are important in her work as is the use of texture and different finishes.