Friday, 28 October 2011

New work by JO RUTH and SUE HALSTEAD

Jo Ruth is a member of Birmingham Printmakers. Both artists are exhibiting work that explores aspects of the natural world in the Midlands.

Jo's new images of urban and rural bird life are produced using a variety of stencilling and painting techniques. Once the stencil has been made the image can be recreated, or ‘reprinted’ in a variety of ways allowing her to develop and explore the image.

Sue’s most recent work is based on the geology and landscape of the area. Rock formations, strata, fossils and other geological features often occur in her work, although she also interested in the marks left on the land by man’s activities. Sue uses watercolour, inks, dyes, drawing, collage and sometimes even stitching in her work.