EARTHBOUND

Gaynor Williams and Sue Ifould

 

29 March - 3 April 2022

10 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday
10 am - 4 pm Sunday

Watercolour demonstrations with Sue Ifould: 11 am and 3 pm on Saturday 2 April

Admission free

Gaynor Williams

Sue Ifould

Sue Ifould

Gaynor Williams

Bookmaking workshop with Gaynor Williams: 11 am - 3 pm on Sunday 3 April. Contact Gaynor for details and booking.

We are neighbours and friends who share a love of the land and are constantly refreshed and inspired by nature. Our work sits well together and this connection is revealed in EARTHBOUND.

When making a traditionally sewn book with a cartridge or watercolour paper text-block, Gaynor’s go-to-material for the cover is Dartmoor-felted sheepswool, sometimes with a needle-felted motif of silvery-grey lichen.

I used to say that I am a maker and repairer of books, which was and is still true, but when making books now my starting point is often the material I find in the landscape: it may be leaves, it may be seaweed, it may be a piece of slate (especially if it has a hole in it): the ‘story’ of the book can be entirely the found components. My wonder at nature informs what I make.

Sue Ifould’s drawings, watercolours and mixed media works are firmly rooted in the landscape, the result of explorations of moor, river, valley and coast. She shows drawings and paintings made on location as well as those completed in the studio, with sketchbooks and works on board, paper and canvas.

My work is both realistic and abstract and somewhere in between. Above all I want to share my delight in this Earth and the play of the sun, wind and rain.

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www.ifould.co.uk