Lyme artist to share latest paintings at Town Mill exhibition

Lyme Regis artist Julie Oldfield (photo by Richard Austin)

LYME Regis artist Julie Oldfield will be exhibiting her latest collection of work at the Town Mill’s Malthouse Gallery. 

The exhibition of new paintings, named ‘2020 Vision’, will open on September 24 and will run until October 14, with visitors welcome 10.30am to 4pm daily.

Julie is well known for her innovative work, creating dramatic sky and seascapes using mixed media on canvas or metal sheets – typically copper and brass.

Some of her new work has been influenced by her experience of the recent coronavirus lockdown. Julie took advantage of this unique time to sketch woodlands and coastal scenes in situ on copper sheet as she journeyed through the landscape.

The ‘2020 Vision’ body of work reflects her mixed emotions of lockdown and her freedom to explore new country walks, as nature and quiet reclaimed our surroundings.

“I really enjoy working on metal and playing with the chemistry,” said Julie.

“Experimenting with heat, acids and alkalis on metal give a different quality and feel to my work, bringing out the luminance and radiance of the sky and its impact on landscapes.

“Unpredictable results often occur and can inspire the development of my images. I have been developing these patination techniques for a few years now and I am looking forward to showing my new work at the exhibition.”

Julie’s distinctive work, some of which is on permanent display at the Harbour Inn in Lyme Regis, has become collectable and is gaining national recognition.

‘2020 Vision’ at the Malthouse Gallery coincides with three of her paintings being shown at the prestigious annual exhibition of the Society of Women Artists (SWA), where her submissions have been successful for four consecutive years.

Normally held at The Mall Galleries, London, this year’s 159th SWA exhibition is being shown online now until December 30, due to COVID-19. To view the online exhibition, visit www.society-women-artists.org.uk

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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