This June we will welcome two accomplished artists to the Granary Art Gallery, who are both members of the Royal Birmingham Watercolour Society.
Glynis Wilson’s calligraphy and paintings cover a wide range of subjects, styles and techniques, sometimes incorporating elements of Chinese classical poems. Since 1999 she has travelled to many areas of China to study with artists and these experiences are her inspiration. In 2002 Glynis completed a study course in Chinese calligraphy and traditional painting at the International Art Academy, University of Hangzhou. Back at home in Birmingham, her personal tutor has been Dr Jiang Jiehong, a graduated in Fine Arts and Traditional Chinese painting from Shanghai University. Glynis has also studied with Qu Lei Lei, a world famous Chinese painter.
Mathé Shepheard will be showing a variety of themes in her exhibition, which have matured over many years, through the making of ceramics and glass, as well as the teaching of Japanese design – a trip to Japan being the catalyst.
She will be exhibiting her range of floral and abstract paintings, each with different subject matters and sizes. Some of her small paintings, which have a fluid and sometimes mysterious appearance, concentrate on atmosphere, whilst others tend to echo her memories of Japan, aiming to appear tranquil. The intention is to reveal and abstract element of nature, left to the viewers’ interpretation.
After studying ceramics and glass, Mathé became a freelance designer and maker before becoming a part-time lecturer in History at Birmingham City University. Since retiring, Mathé has resumed painting seriously – she is a Friend of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2010, an Associate Member in May 2014 and often exhibits with the group.
11am – 4pm