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Aldworth artist Isobel Pigott will be exhibiting some of her work at Howarths Gallery, London Road, Newbury, this month and to coincide with Open Studios.

Isobel finds inspiration from the local West Berkshire downland landscape and sees the soft curves of the hills etched with crops and tracks as a feast of pattern, colour and shape to be applied to paper or canvas.

She also spends a lot of time in Cornwall, inspired by boats in the harbours and the lush vegetation of Cornish gardens.

Still life with Dahlias, mixed media, Isobel Pigott, 100cm x 75cm approx
Still life with Dahlias, mixed media, Isobel Pigott, 100cm x 75cm approx
Flower Power, watercolour, Isobel Pigott
Flower Power, watercolour, Isobel Pigott
Jingle Jangle Jungle, paper cut-out, Isobel Pigott
Jingle Jangle Jungle, paper cut-out, Isobel Pigott

Everyday household items and interiors also feature regularly in her paintings. She works in a variety of mediums and more recently has focused on paper cut-outs and mixed media.

Howarth’s Gallery is run by acrylic animal artist Claire Howarth and showcases local artists and makers.

As well as Isobel’s work, it will be showcasing a variety of artists, including Pearl Hailstone, Rosemary Trigwell, and Claire herself as part of Open Studios.

Ridgeway Walk, pastel, Isobel Pigott
Ridgeway Walk, pastel, Isobel Pigott
The Artists Kitchen 2, Isobel Pigott
The Artists Kitchen 2, Isobel Pigott

There will be a large selection of fused glass by Red Kite Glass studios, metal sculpture by Robin O’Neill , driftwood sculpture by Deborah Honey, ceramics by Teresa Dowdeswell, plus many more.

The exhibition – a real mix of styles and techniques – starts tomorrow (Monday, May 9) and is open daily 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. Closed on Sundays.

For details of the Open Studios Scheme go to https://www.open-studios.org.uk

The Open Studios INSIGHT 'taster' exhibition at The Base, Greenham, showcases all the artists opening studios and exhibiting from now until May 29.



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