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Floral Feast Exhibition
May 18 @ 9:30 am - June 12 @ 4:00 pm
May 18 to June 12, 2021
Ceramics by Liz Watts and paintings by Susan Thomson:
Floral Feast. Ilminster Arts Centre Meeting House, Somerset.
Tuesday to Friday 9.30 to 4pm Saturday 9.30am to 3pm
Sue and Liz will be in the venue:
Tuesday May 18, 11am onwards
Friday May 21, 11am onwards
Tuesday May 25, 11am onwards
Friday May 28, 11am onwards
Wednesday June 2, 11 am onwards
Saturday June 5, 11am onwards
Tuesday June 8, 11 am onwards
Friday June 11, afternoon and in the evening up until the interval of the evening event.
Award winning Wiltshire based Liz Watts lived in France for 10 years and studied sculpture and ceramics at l’Atelier des Beaux-Arts Henri Matisse, Creil. Liz lived in a house in the middle of an ancient deer forest and spent much time studying, drawing and sculpting the deer. She returned to the UK in 2002. Liz creates pieces in ceramic, porcelain, papier-mâché, and bronze. Her chosen range of media allows her freedom in the interpretation of the image. Her passion is to represent the character and mood of the subject rather than just a physical form. I love the challenge of 3D work.” Prior to this Liz trained and worked as a veterinary surgeon in both farm and small animal practice for a number of years. “My roots in veterinary medicine give an interesting anatomical edge to my interpretation of ‘the nature of the beast’.” Liz’s work moves from animal forms to pieces, which find their roots in writing, where the written piece and the artwork are developed together. She exhibits throughout the UK and often exhibits her work in installation formats. These include a beach, a banquet, a garden and a bedroom. This gives her the chance to paint a scene with the work and the challenge having new ideas and of making new pieces, which will add to these scenes. Amongst other venues she has exhibited at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Valentines Clays, Stoke on Trent (where she has work in their permanent collection of contemporary ceramics), Bankside Gallery, Southbank, The RWA open, Art in Clay at both Hatfield and Farnham and The Mall Galleries, London with The Society of Women Artists where in 2019 she won the Cavendish Venues Sculpture Award.
Susan is a botanical artist and lives in Topsham, Devon. She trained in graphic design and worked in advertising, before studying botanical drawing and watercolour painting at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Susan has exhibited widely in the UK, including at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Botanic Garden, and the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, Gardening Scotland in Edinburgh. In London she has been included in the Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition, the Llewellyn Alexander Not the Royal Academy and the Westminster Art Gallery with the Society of Botanical Artists. She exhibits at the Majlis Gallery in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where she also teaches Botanical workshops. Susan’s watercolour painting incorporates detailed work as well as a free, more personal style. She has added birds to her portfolio inspired by the local bird sanctuaries locally in Devon, and she has experimented with silk painting and print to create less controlled pieces. Susan teaches botanical watercolour workshops in Devon, where she lives.