Meet artist Hilary Owers as she makes mark at Parndon Mill Gallery

Lifestyle / Thu 19th May 2016 at 11:10am

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By Eric White

THE Parndon Mill Art Gallery in Harlow will host an exhibition of drawings by renowned artist Hilary Owers, entitled ‘Making Marks’, from 19th of May.

Featuring large scale monochrome drawings and other works on paper by the artist, the show will run onto the 26th of June, with the invitation to private view taking place this Thursday from 5 – 8pm.

At the private view, you will also have the chance to meet the artists behind the drawings and enjoy a glass of wine if you please.

Other exhibition times are from Tuesday to Friday (10am – 5pm) and Sunday and bank holiday (2 – 4pm).

As well as the drawings exhibited in The Gallery, two of Hilary’s 5 metre long drawings will be displayed in the Project Space.

Hilary Owers has focused her art further towards drawing in recent years, having trained as a fine print maker.

Drawing more usually with charcoal and the sometime addition of other media, there is a tangible sense of freedom and energy both in her her large and smaller works.

Her work has been exhibited widely in London and the Eastern region, and in 2015 at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, in North Wales and at Black Swan Arts in Somerset.

When speaking about her creative process, she said: “I begin with a mark, a line, a smudge, a gesture. As the marks add one to another, I constantly turn the paper disrupting progress, allowing the drawing to evolve organically as a response to the medium.

“With very large paper, sometimes up to 5 metres long, I draw with it on the floor, kneeling, reaching across, or walking around the paper back and forth, working from both sides.”

For more information including tickets contact Sally Anderson at Parndon Mill on 01279 426042, email in[email protected] or visit the website www.parndonmill.co.uk.

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