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Highgate Contemporary Art

26 Highgate High Street, London N6 5JG 0208 340 7564



Angela A’Court PS & Teresa Lawton

11th September to 6th October

PrivateView: Wednesday 11th September 6-8.30pm

Interior Designer turned artist Angela A’Court returns to the UK from her

new home in New York City for an exhibition with popular landscape artist

Teresa Lawton.

Angela A’Court’s subtle, elegant and minimalist soft pastels of her intimate interiors is in

harmony with her fellow artist Teresa Lawton’s abstracted shapes and balanced colours of her

very personal Dorset Coastline. Both artists concentrate on integrating and simplifying shape,

tone and colour to create and identify their spaces.

Angela A’Courts compositions are anything but simple. Her compositions are about positive and

negative space and the interaction of objects between them; the charming soft pastels have a

modern sensibility. A’Court uses a bold, graphic style with delineated edges and strong contrasts

between the figure or object and its background, which creates her minimalist style. She is drawn

to the unusual soft pastel medium using it like paint, exploiting the textural surface and the

immediacy of the ‘crayon’.


Teresa Lawton paints instinctively from her personal perspective, exploring the simplification of

form space and colour. The Dorset landscape is etched into her memory although she feels no

compunction to recreate it in any representational way. Constructing areas of space and clean

lines interrupted by colour is what she achieves in her work. The coast and the surrounding

landscape supply her with endless ideas and inspiration however they become just a

collection of random shapes and colours either in harmony or conflict but those shapes and

colours are most certainly having a conversation with one another. Teresa’s paintings are

bold with the sense of wild freedom and isolation.

About the artists:

Angela A’Court PS currently lives and works in New York City. After graduating from London’s

Goldsmiths College she worked as an interior designer before becoming a full-time artist 16 years

ago. She was elected into the pastel society in 2009 and exhibits both in the UK and USA. Her work

has appeared in many UK publications and is widely collected.

Teresa Lawton was born in Dorset and received her Fine Art Degree in 1994 from Winchester. In

1997 her work was selected by HRH Prince of Wales for the Discerning Eye Exhibition and since then

her paintings hang in many notable private collections world wide collectors include George

Michael, Chief Executive Christie’s New York; award winning designer Dereck Birdswall and actors

Pippa Haywood, Aislin Mcguckin and Aidan McArdle. She has regularly exhibited at The Royal

Academy Summer Exhibition and Art Fairs in London, Singapore and New York.


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