Last weekend the Battle of Hastings, 1066, was re-enacted in the lovely small town of Battle. At the same time the Battle Festival (click on the link ) is on – with some wonderful events including classical music concerts, film, poetry, food and of course lots of art.
My current solo exhibition is part of these events; here are the details:
Telling Tales : Abbey Hotel, Battle
01/10/2015 to 31/10/2015, 11.00am – 11.00pm
Each painting has its story … a story of time, place and the moment. Specially for the Battle Festival, Jill has provided a brief commentary on each painting to give an insight into how it came about.
Jill’s work is mainly abstract or semi-abstract. She mostly uses water-based paints, inks, dyes and pure pigments to build up intense and glowing colours, often on her own handmade cotton paper which has a unique character. She experiments a good deal, combining costly, high-quality materials with found or throwaway elements.
Thirty paintings or so are on show in this new venue overlooking the Abbey. The Abbey is in turn within an archer’s shot of the battlefield. Extra exciting for a medievalist like me! English Heritage have done a splendid job with the displays and you can really picture the battle as it unfolded nearly 950 years ago. Great for both adults and children.
This coming weekend has a spotlight on culinary events, and if you should visit my show this weekend there are some treats in store (even I don’t know what they are yet!).
The spaces and lighting are a bit tricky, but the pieces have been expertly hung.
I’ve prepared a special explanation-cum-‘story’ for each piece to mark the fact that this is both a literary and art festival – and I’ve always viewed my work as being rooted in both genres.
Three more paintings by Jill
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