BRENDA HARTILL RE
E M B O S S
New embossed watercolours and monoprints
along with a selection of her early embossed etchings
03-26 October 2013
Private View Wednesday 02 October 6-8pm
Brenda Hartill will be talking about her work Tuesday15 October from 7pm
Summer I, embossed watercolour, 56 x 68cm
Curwen & New Academy Gallery have been showing Brenda Hartill’s limited edition etchings and
collagraphs for more than 20 years. For her latest exhibition, Brenda Hartill has produced a new
series of unique watercolour paintings which combine her embossing skills with jewel-like
watercolour. The exhibition will also feature new colour and black and white embossed monoprints,
contrasting with her early representational embossed etchings.
Brenda draws inspiration for her abstract imagery primarily from the landscape around her. The
textures within her work reflect the interest and beauty she finds in the structure of land, rugged
mountain erosion, and the dynamics of plant growth. She loves the strong light and shadow of
Southern Europe, and remote New Zealand, where she was brought up, as well as the gentler
greyness of the light in London and Sussex.
Born in London, Brenda Hartill emigrated to New Zealand with her parents and was educated there,
attending the Elam School of Fine Art at the University of Aukland. As a graduate she returned to
London in the late sixties, on a New Zealand Arts Council grant, to attend the Central School of Art
Brenda Hartill is a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (R.E.) and exhibits regularly at
the Bankside Gallery and the Mall Galleries, London. Brenda will be showing in the Sunday Times
Watercolour exhibition at the Mall Galleries this autumn.
She has published a book "Collagraphs and mixed-media Printmaking" (A&C Black, 2004) and issued
a 2 disc DVD "Collagraph- a Sculptural Approach to Printmaking" in 2012.
For press enquiries please contact Natalie@curwengallery.com
Evolution I, embossed watercolour, 38 x 56cm