Gail Brodholt & Louise Davies: From the City to the Sea

From 5 March 2016
To 3 April 2016

Artist talk by Gail Brodholt: Saturday 12 March at 2pm, followed by Meet the Artist book here


From the City to the Sea brings together in Margate the work of two London based printmakers who share a studio together. Utilising the shared practice of printmaking, each artist uses their skill to capture atmosphere in their own unique way and this exhibition shows their exploration of how the landscape, either rural or urban, forms a backdrop to our lives. Whilst Gail depicts the London transport network and the journeys made across the city on tubes and trains, Louise uses deep velvety tones as an intuitive response to landscape. Both artists have an expert eye for composition and colour and the exhibition brilliantly illustrates the contrast of their complimentary award-winning styles.

Gail will be in Lombard Street Gallery on Saturday 12 March 2016 to give a talk about her work.  Discover how Gail has made her mark in the world of printmaking, created award winning artwork and built a devoted following of collectors.This event is scheduled to co-incide with POW! Thanet International Women’s Week (POW stands for Power of Women), a Thanet wide initiative of arts related events, talks and workshops which are open to all. Spaces are limited book here or call in to the Gallery to reserve your seat.
The talk is expected to last for 40 minutes, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.  After this there will be an informal meet the artist, an opportunity to view the work and have a glass of wine.

View more work by Louise Davies
View more work by Gail Brodholt

Both Louise Davies and Gail Brodholt are Fellows of the Royal Society of Printmakers (RE) and have exhibited extensively in the UK, as well as having work in private and public collections.

Gail Brodholt was born in South London to immigrant parents, her father Norwegian and her mother from Trinidad. Her work is concerned with journeys, both actual and temporal, providing an outsider’s narrative on present day London, tinged with a certain nostalgia for the railways and tube trains. Human activity is there but often concealed from sight, the people anonymous. Often, only the setting alludes to the possible presence of people within the scene. Gail’s work is permanently on show at the Royal Society of Printmaker’s gallery, Bankside (next to Tate Modern). She is a recipient of many awards and prizes including The Birgit Skiold Award, Paintings in Hospitals prize, Lawrence’s Art Prize and the Art Angels Publishing Prize. She works full-time from her studio in Woolwich, South London.

Louise Davies is a professional Artist and Printmaker, graduating with a Fine Art degree from St Martins before completing an MA in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art. Her skill in tapping into the viewers shared memory of the landscape draws from drawings and small paintings to create etchings. She specialises in prints and oil paintings depicting landscapes with a vibrant use of colour and a fluid line.  Louise has been awarded the Curwen Print Prize and Zenith Purchas Prize, amongst others and her work is in collections, including those of St Georges Hospital, London and Ashmoleum Museum, Oxford.

Louise Davies: Distant Shores

etching and collograph

Gail Brodholt: Every Moment So Fleeting



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