Realism to Abstraction, 12/10/2018-31/10/2018

Paintings by Christine Allison

Lyme Regis artist Christine Allison is known locally and internationally for her huge, dynamic, contemporary paintings of eagles, owls and falcons. In her latest work Christine continues to draw inspiration from the natural world but executes her paintings in two very different ways, one realistic; the other abstracted. She portrays the bonds between domestic animals and their humans in realistic, sensitive and perceptive portraits in oil paint. In contrast, inspired by her garden, she creates curious, colourful, abstracted oil paintings, some tiny, some large, which at times resemble richly embroidered textiles or perhaps crazy dreams!

During the exhibition Christine is running a series of six workshops on themes extracted from her book ‘Drawing, techniques and tutorials for the complete beginner’ which was published last year and reprinted this year due to its success by The Guild of Master Craftsman Publications. Although the book is aimed at beginners, Christine is an experienced tutor and her workshops are suitable for all abilities.

In this exhibition Christine celebrates nature with skill, joy, light, a curious eye and a love of drawing and painting.

Open daily, 10.30-4.30, free admission

Workshop details

Each workshop runs from 10am -1pm and each costs £30 per person. Workshops take place within the exhibition space at The Malthouse (the exhibition will be open to the public whilst the workshops are taking place).

Booking is essential as there are only eight places per workshop.

Each workshop can be taken separately although a 10% discount will be given to anyone wishing to participate in the full series of six workshops.

Some materials and equipment will be provided, some you will need to bring with you. Christine will discuss requirements with each participant.

Contact Christine either by email or mobile phone to discuss booking., 07971 624856

Workshop dates and themes

  • Monday 15 October  ‘Making marks & more’
  • Friday 19 October ‘Apples & more’
  • Monday 22 October ‘Flowers & more’
  • Wednesday 24 October ‘Landscapes & more’
  • Friday 26 October ‘Seashells & more’
  • Monday 29 October ‘A drawing a day & more’