The LAKE Gallery: Beneath the Surface

The LAKE Gallery: Beneath the Surface

The LAKE Gallery: Beneath the Surface

Venue: The Lake Gallery
Date(s): 7.3.24 - 6.4.24
Time(s): 10:00 - 16:00

Beneath the Surface
Intuitive responses to the landscape
Nina Archer
Clare Maria Wood

Thursday 7 th March – Saturday 6 th April

Opening Times: Thursday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm

The LAKE gallery is proud to present ‘Beneath the Surface’, a collection of new paintings from the studios of Nina Archer and Clare Maria Wood. Both artists have a strong association with landscape; Nina with the hills around her south Shropshire home and Clare with the moors and coastal edges of her native north Yorkshire. Working intuitively, layers and textures are gradually built up to create striking abstract pieces which offer a look beyond what is normally seen.

Nina Archer is an abstract painter, living and working in the borderlands of the Welsh Marches. Her work is very much about her experience of living and working in a diverse landscape combining Welsh and English cultural influences with a distinctive geography of ridgeways, forested valleys, mountains and rivers.

“I spend a lot of time walking and observing elements of the landscape that have become important to me. When I am back in the studio I develop these observations through abstracted forms often defined by the dramatic light, black shapes, the darkness and contrast of the forested valleys, accents of colour and the textural feel of this unique landscape.”

Clare Maria Wood was brought up by the coast in North Yorkshire. She studied Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon School of Art and Goldsmiths University in the 90s, and, more recently, Printmaking at the Curwen Print Centre with Stanley Jones and Chloe Cheese. “The worlds above and below the ocean's surface have been my most recent inspiration, which serve as a metaphor for human interactions about love, loss, and hope. I walk each day with my dog, in all weathers. To be at the edge of the elements, where light shifts and dances; reliant and yet independent of the darkness, is exciting. This immersive ritual of walking through familiar terrain allows me time to reflect whilst acquiring sensory information on the way. “

The gallery will be hosting a preview evening on Thursday 7 th March between 6pm and 8pm, and all are welcome.

You’ll find the LAKE gallery in the heart of West Kirby, a couple of minutes walk from the
train station.

The LAKE gallery

52 Grange Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 4EF

0151 625 6000