In this new exhibition, Zee Jones and Pam Allsop continue to explore mixed media, collage and colour. There is always something fresh in their work that encompasses themes of sea and landscapes, still life and flowers, as well as abstracts. For both artists, working in collage brings together their love of painting with their skill at sculpting images with mixed media in order to create texture, shape and structure. In this way, they create a colourful and painterly equivalent to sculpture, which they hope will be exciting, uplifting and pleasurable.
Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free entry.
Born In London in 1955, Zee studied Social Sciences and had a long career as a social care professional.
Following her redundancy in 2009 she completed an art foundation course , and has gone on to developed a recognisable style through experimenting with colour, shape, and texture, as well as attending workshops and longer term courses.
Zee is now based between Devon and Dorset, and concentrates her time drawing , painting , teaching workshops and exhibiting.
Her work has been described as confident and strong with a compelling use of colour and structure.
In a relatively short time working as an artist, Zee has built up a good following and her work sells well.
“I work mainly in acrylic and collage often adding different media.
I have always been drawn to bold colour and I feel I have an intuitive understanding of how colours work together and how they can affect emotion.
I want people to find my work interesting but above all to touch a place inside them that makes them feel good.”
“My work is mixed media and texture on canvas or board. I enjoy the unexpected outcomes the layering of that process creates. It is more about inner perception than outer reality. The inspiration comes from an image or word and the theme comes out of the work. I do not make, it is more about allowing the picture to emerge. “