LAND AND SEA

EXHIBITION AT INKWELL ARTS
TESSA HOUGHTON & JUDITH LEVIN

18 JAN – 16 FEB

Gallery Opening Hours:
Tues – Fri: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Sat: 10am – 4pm

Judith Levin

LAND

Judith Levin is an internationally collected still life and landscape artist. Her moorland paintings are a personal response to the vast, open spaces of Brontë Country and North Yorkshire.
Her paintings are found in private and corporate collections internationally and began to be collected when she was fifteen. Judith developed a technique in pure painting, freely building a classical composition directly onto the canvas in paint only, without the use of drawn or planned outlines. Her moorland paintings are a personal response to the vast, open spaces of heather on the moors around Haworth, Ilkley and North Yorkshire.
Judith Levin is based in Leeds and in 2018 launched the Judith Levin Galley in Howarth. She was nominated for the Women of Achievement Award in 1993. Jude is a patron of the charity Educate the Kids.

EXHIBITION LAUNCH INVITATION:

Venue: Inkwell Arts
Date: Friday 18 JAN 2019 – 6pm -8pm
Free Entry

With wine and refreshments.

ARTIST TALK:

In conversation with the artists. Hosted by Gill Crawshaw

Venue: Inkwell Arts
Date: Fri 8 FEB – 6pm sharp
Free Entry

Tessa Houghton

SEA

Tessa Houghton creates dreamlike ethereal landscapes that are infused with light, texture, and infinite possibilities. Inspired by nature with its inherent symbolism and contrasts, the paintings attempt to explore themes of fragility and strength, transience and endurance, death and renewal. The most recent work pays homage to childhood and family and explores the strong emotional attachments we have with particular places and the memories that go with them.
‘I believe in the power of suggestion and my paintings tend to hover between abstraction and figuration. The resulting images are ambiguous rather than definitive. I like the idea that theywill trigger a memory or a sensation by being recognisable or familiar in some way and the final interpretation is left open to the viewer.’
Paint and other mediums are applied in a variety of methods so that intense layers of texture contrast with areas of smooth subtlety. Whilst light and depth are key components, colour and form are simplified to capture the true essence of the subject matter.
Impulsive and gestural markmaking is tempered with controlled brush strokes. The painting process is balanced by observation and intuition. Surfaces are scratched into and paint layered on,then scraped away to hide or reveal what is underneath.
Since receiving a BA(hons) in Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University in 1998 Tessa’s work has been exhibited and collected extensively throughout the UK and internationally includingplaces such as New York, LA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Barcelona After 12 years of living and working in Barcelona she is currently based in the North of England.