Artists unite for exhibition in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 16:29 12 February 2010 | UPDATED: 22:08 31 May 2010

TWO local artists who work to very different themes are coming together in a single exhibition in Saffron Walden. From Saturday, Michelle Thompson, an illustrator from Saffron Walden and Mary Romer, a painter from Clavering will present Construct and De-

TWO local artists who work to very different themes are coming together in a single exhibition in Saffron Walden.

From Saturday, Michelle Thompson, an illustrator from Saffron Walden and Mary Romer, a painter from Clavering will present Construct and De-Construct at the i2 Art Gallery on Church Street.

The exhibition launches on Saturday (February 13) and runs until March 19.

Michelle, who lives in the High Street opposite her studio, said: "I mainly work as an illustrator but walked into the gallery just before Christmas and came away with a date for the show.

"My main illustration work is digital based, whereas most of the work I am showing in the gallery is collage based."

Her illustrations have appeared internationally and clients include Royal Mail, BBC, Reebok and Penguin Books.

Mary has done a number of exhibitions including Cambridge Open Studios and The Global Café in London. She said: "At college I studied the art of the American Abstract Expressionists, including Rothko and Jackson Pollock, together with Italian Renaissance Fresco painters such as Masaccio and Fra Angelico.

"From such differing art disciplines I have developed my own visual language. My latest work, some of which will be shown at the exhibition, reflects my interest in more domestic themes, with references to music and books and favourite objects in my home."

There will be a chance to meet both artists at 3pm on Saturday. i2 Art Gallery's opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. For more information call 01799 668211 or visit the website www.i2artgallery.com

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