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Life – the Gallery, Farnham, Surrey

February 2012

Life in the Urban Landscape

Saturday 17 March – Sunday 22 April

Private View Friday 16 March

Bus to St Pauls – Angela Wakefield

In 2007 Ian Welland, Writer and Art Historian, claimed that Angela Wakefield

was “a rising star of British art”. In 2010, Ian wrote: “Judging her

achievements over the course of her career and certainly in the last three

years, taking into account the wealth of inspiration and her new direction,

Angela continues to rise to new heights. Her work is, as ever, engaging and I

am delighted that there is now an added ‘collectible’ element. I stand by my

statement and now look forward to the next chapter."

That next chapter is proving to be very exciting. Angela has now sold the first

23 of her ‘New York Series to collectors across the UK, Europe and USA.

Exciting times for Angela, whose Art of England front cover in September

2011 is set to appear in a new Hollywood movie!…Her painting of New York

(No.19 in the Series) was selected by Fox Searchlight Ltd to be used in the

new Danny Boyle film ‘TRANCE’. Danny Boyle won an Academy Award for

‘Slumdog Millionaire in 2008, and ‘TRANCE’, a high-energy psychological

thriller set in contemporary London starring James McAvoy, is to be released

in March 2013. It has also been announced that Danny Boyle will be the

artistic director for the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, so Angela will

be in good company!

With industry professionals and collectors paying an avid interest, there is an

acceptance that her artwork represents a sound financial investment. She is a

young artist with a growing national reputation, producing work that resonates

with a broad range of people, offering enduring representations of

contemporary landscapes. Her urbanized genre, the scattering of light in form,

and the sheer reality of scene are engaging. Angela’s work has now become

highly collectible and sound financial investment.

Angela will be joined by the exciting, emerging artist, Rachel Tighe. Rachel

captures life and the architecture around us through the fast paced marks she

makes on paper. She then develops these images onto canvas and the

illogical representations begin to take form and create naïve paintings which

are full of movement and life”. Rachel has begun to attract attention and is

now successfully selling her paintings across both the UK and abroad.

Big Ben 2 Rachel Tighe

Contact: Kerry Kelly

Life the Gallery 01252 781177 / 07774 924643