Laurie Rudling is a guest artist originally selected for the ARTWORKS annual exhibition in September 2020 (cancelled), who will now be exhibiting with Artworks in 2021. Laurie describes himself as ‘landscape artist more absorbed by the graphic qualities of images than the ‘painterly’ or impressionistic.’
With the restrictions of lockdown easing, Laurie has been out and about sketching trees for new series of aquatint etchings.
I’ve always liked Breckland especially the shelter-belts of old Scots pines. The interplay of branches creating negative shapes against the sky satisfies my enjoyment of the abstract array of spaces and form upon the picture plane.
So finding my usual summer of art fairs and exhibitions on hold and having finished all decorating and gardening I can stomach I embarked on a sketchbook odyssey around East Wretham.
These I hope will become a series of two plate colour aquatint etchings; stages of which to be revealed as they appear.
Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Janet French
Winter Light III
My work explores the fragile symbiotic relationship between man and the natural environment. I work in tune with nature to create work that is testimony to…
Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm
Bury St Edmunds
The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.
We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.
Artworks artist Janet French and Emma Buckmaster will be at Art in Action 2014 from 17-20th July demonstrating the collaborative project that they have been working on. ‘Tree Portraits’ are a series of etchings of native tree species printed on to paper made from the trees’ own leaves.
Etching on Beech leaves
The newest addition to the series, Fraxinus Excelsior, an etching of an ash tree printed on to ash leaf paper, was shortlisted for this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It will be on display in the ‘Best of the Best’ exhibition at Art in Action.
Etching on Ash leaves
Over the last 36 years, Art in Action, held at Waterperry Gardens, Oxford, has created a new sort of art show and now attracts around 25,000 visitors. The public comes to Art in Action, not just to see works of art, but to see the art of creating art. Janet and Emma will be working in the Printmaking marquee. For further information please visit www.artinaction.org.uk.
The Tree Portraits will also be exhibited at the Artworks Annual Exhibition in September 2014 and can be viewed on Janet and Emma‘s websites.
Art in Action 2014
Thursday 17 July to Sunday 20 July 2014. Open 10.00am – 5.30pm each day