Life – the Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
Life in the Urban Landscape
Saturday 17 March – Sunday 22 April
Private View Friday 16 March
Bus to St Paul’s – 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