L’Artiste anglaise Louise Pilditch présente à Londres, du 24 au 28 février 2015, son exposition « Svalbard – Arctic Wilderness, Community and Polar Bears (Svalbard – Le milieu sauvage arctique, communauté et ours polaires) » au 54 The Gallery à Shepherd Market.
Cette expo mettra en avant ses peintures qui s’inspirent de ses récents voyages au coeur du spectaculaire archipel norvégien du Svalbard (Spitzbergen).
« … The Svalbard Paintings started in 2009 when I visited my older son, Alex, who was a student at UNIS, Longyearbyen, Svalbard. On my visits to Longyearbyen I am struck by our manmade ability to be warm and safe in this frozen wilderness.
My paintings are a mixture of direct observation, emotional response and memory. Some of the paintings are started from iPad sketches which I develop as soon as I can after being in the landscape. Other paintings are developed from sketches, small paintings and photos I am able to make in the landscape... further info under http://www.louisepilditch.co.uk/« .
« … Louise Pilditch studied Fine Art at Exeter College of Art, Devon, and Tulsa University, Oklahoma. She graduated with an MA in Painting and Sculpture in 1985. She has taught art to undergraduates and adults and was Head of Art at a Preparatory school in Herefordshire for 19 years, all the while juggling family life, teaching and painting. Pre-dawn starts in her studio have now evolved into full time painting… ».