Mixed media artist, Jennie Carton and painter, Barbara McLean come together to present MIXING IT UP, a richly textured and lively coloured feast for the eye. Carton’s subtle tones of silver, black and grey on grounds varying from aluminum to hand made paper are often punctuated by natural stone or rusted metal. Her work provides a natural foil for McLean’s more traditional use of acrylic on canvas. However, McLean also expands on the use of traditional painting materials by including tea, coffee and drawing media in her paintings.
In this rich and varied exhibition, it is obvious that there are wonderful contrasts and connections achieved by “mixing it up”.