Galleries - August 2019

Liz Somerville’s artistic background in textile design (Winchester School of Art degree in 1988) shines through her work with imagery concentrating on landscape and the incidental forms and structures found within it – no shortage of inspiration of landscape views, living in Dorset since 2004 as she does. Walking is also key to both work and life with winter walks in particular providing “a perfect time to see a landscape, really see it; its bare bones, hard contours, un-obscured structures and un-adorned trees.” Once back in the studio she draws what she’s seen, using sketches, photos and memory. These drawings then form the backbone to her linocuts enabling her to define her subject before refining and translating into a linocut . She combines relief print with painting which allows her to re-work a single image many times, changing its appearance in each case. Liz Somerville has exhibited in many galleries including Twenty Twenty and has participated in many open studios and group exhibitions. INSTAGRAM: most likes in July • Liz Somerville at Twenty Twenty •‘Chapel on the Hill’ • likes: 38 • impressions: 2.6K • Galleriesmag followers: 1.6K follow Galleries_mag SOCIAL media images & listed new shows posted daily to 10K followers TWITTER: top tweet in July • Haptic Art at Fountain Gallery • views: 417 • likes: 1 & retweets: 4 • artmag followers: 8.3K • artmag tweet views: 40K follow @art_mag The word ‘haptic’ comes from the Greek ‘haptikos’meaning sense of touch – an apt description for a group of textile and mixed media artists who met at East Berkshire College while studying Stitched Textiles and now join up to exhibit together one or twice a year and to “spark ideas from one another and experience some of the critical feedback we enjoyed as fellow students.” Members are active in the Textile world, frequently exhibiting, running workshops, teaching and lecturing in UK and abroad: Gill Banks, Caroline Benge, Shireen Brickell, Mary Brodrick, Sue Crook, Ticia Lever, Jane O’Brien, Julia Straiton.