2 – 20 December 2020
Artist’s talk: Saturday 12 Dec. Time TBC.
Drop-in printmaking workshop /demonstration: Date TBC
An exhibition of drawings, original prints, paintings and artist’s books exploring how our perception of our surroundings changes with the light conditions at different times of the day and with the changing seasons.
Peg uses drawing as the starting point for her work, which she then develops into etchings, mezzotints, collagraphs, lithographs, artist’s books or paintings. Some pieces form a series of works exploring the light in interiors at different times of the day. Some explore the changing seasons on the allotments, on the coast or in Richmond Park.
Peg’s etchings and mezzotints are influenced by the Danish artists Peter Ilsted and Vilhelm Hammershøi, both known for their poetic, subdued interiors, although Peg rarely includes figures in her work. Her collagraphs, monotypes and paintings are more exuberant as she explores colour and form in her surroundings. She admires the work of Carlos San Millán, whose fluid use of colour explores light in interior and exterior space.
Changing light conditions, abandonment and decay- all processes of transformation of the landscape, objects or buildings-provide a starting point for much of Peg Morris’s work, which is rooted in observation and drawing to record her experience of her surroundings.
Peg Morris has a BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) from Gloucester College of Art and a PGCE from the University of Greenwich. She studied etching at Putney School of Art for a number of years and is on the committee of the Printmakers Council. Peg is a founder member of KAOS, a member of the Southbank Printmakers Gallery and of Richmond Printmakers.
Peg lives in London and works from both her garden studio in Kingston and Kew Print Studio where she teaches etching and collagraph printmaking. Peg has exhibited widely and her work is held in the V&A Archive and the Printmakers Council Archive at the Scarborough Art Gallery as well as in private collections across the UK and abroad.