Paintings: Henrietta Corbett & Francis Tinsley. Prints: Danielle Creenaune
North House Gallery’s 100th Show, a cause for celebration in itself, will celebrate the work of three award-winning landscape artists, each very different in their sources of inspiration and methods of working.
Henrietta Corbett, whose original prints appeared in North House Gallery’s New Impressions show last autumn, will this time be showing small paintings. The economy of structure of these depictions (in acrylic on board) of places where the sky meets the sea and/or the scarred land is combined with a use of colour which is unusual in its subtlety and richness. Francis Tinsley is another extraordinary colourist. His paintings are ostensibly about the (tiny) tankers, ferries and dredgers of their titles, but the colours and textures of the skies and the seas are almost outrageous in their wildness and luminosity. Danielle Creenaune’s etchings and lithographs, with the occasional addition of chine collé, are by nature more graphic, monochrome and pared down but her “hybrid landscapes” (see below) emit no less of an emotional charge.
Henrietta Corbett studied sculpture and print at Wolverhampton Polytechnic where she was taught by Anish Kapoor and Nicola Hicks. With an MA in Art Education from Brighton University she has taught courses in print at De Montfort University, Leicester and at Cill Rialaig Print Centre, Co. Kerry. She has recently won the George Pickard Award for 'innovative works' from The Leicester Society of Artists (2010) and the 'Printmakers Award' at the national printmaking event 'Printfest' (2010) in Ulverston, Cumbria.
“The rural landscapes of Leicestershire and South West Ireland are the inspiration for my recent imagery. Time spent at the Cill Rialaig artists’ retreat in Co. Kerry, with its limited resources and isolated location, has had an enormous impact on my work, not only visually but also creatively. Animal tracks, black peat fields and the erosion of weather-beaten land, all have a certain beauty, that taken out of context can lend their patterns to abstract interpretation of landscape shapes.”
Francis Tinsley was born in Liverpool. After foundation studies at the Laird School of Art, Birkenhead, Cheshire, his BA at Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts (1970) and MA from Chelsea College of Art, (1971), he worked at the Central School of Art & Design, London, later to become a Director of Tisiphone Etching, a part of Editions Alecto Publishing, London. Most recently he was Senior Lecturer in printmaking at Camberwell College of Art and then course leader in MA printmaking before leaving in 2007 to concentrate fully on his painting and printmaking. Public collections include Ffylde Museum, Blackpool, Southampton Museum and Art Gallery, Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Newport Museum and Art Gallery. A member of The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers since 2009, he is part of the organizing committee of 'Bite', the National Print Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. Recent awards include the Clifford Chance Collection Purchase Prize, 2009, and the Zenith Communications Collection Prize, 2010.
Danielle Creenaune was born in Australia in 1974. She completed a BA and MA at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, in 1997. She spent five years living in London working at John Purcell Paper while pursuing her dedication to printmaking and interest in paper. In 2006 she moved to Barcelona where she works in her studio/workshop. She exhibits regularly in the UK and Australia. Her work can be found in international collections including the National Gallery of Australia and she has won many awards including the Julian Trevelyan Memorial Award and the Miniprint International, Cadaques, Spain. Her work has recently been selected for the 2011 Biennale Internationale D’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada.
“My work reflects hybrid landscapes which are both inherited and imagined. While the landscapes are real, there is a merging of present adopted European landscapes and those which long for the Australian landscape of my past. I am interested in what landscape holds for the individual in terms of memory, private connection and a sense of belonging.”
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Exhibition venue:North House GalleryThe Walls, Manningtree, EssexCO11 1AShttp://www.northhousegallery.co.uk/art-exhibition/artist/north-house-gallery-100th-show/corbett-tinsley-creenaune/Index.asp