In My Life
An exhibition of diverse and thought-provoking work will be on show at the Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park in May as part of Dorset Art Weeks. ‘In My Life' is inspired by something that happened in the artists’ lifetimes and preferably to the artists personally, and features the work of members Poole and East Dorset Art Society (PEDAS).
Artists have always used themselves, their history, and their families as inspiration for their work, telling stories about events that happened in their lives or something exclusive to them. It could be an emotional, social or entertaining event, the 2008 banking crisis, a special holiday, an adventure. Something that is always there in the memory and inevitably comes to mind on certain occasions. Jackson Pollock famously said “Every good painter paints what (s)he is.”
Liz Magee will be exhibiting her painting ‘Walled Garden’. She says “Naturally, my family has always been a focus in my life. In this painting I wanted to depart from naturalism in a quest for richer happier colours without being garish. I wanted to aim at finding a richness in pattern too. I like to think the walled garden symbolises the protection I feel for my family and playing in the garden projects happiness.”
The exhibition will be held at The Gallery Upstairs at Upton Country Park running from 13th – 30th May 2022. The Gallery Upstairs is located above the tearooms in the lovely surroundings of Upton Country Park. For more information visit www.thegalleryupstairs.org.uk; email email@example.com
Open 10 am to 5 pm daily. Free to enter. Small carparking charge. Full disabled access
The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Dorset BH17 7BJ
Fri 13 May to Mon 30 May