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Beth Hodges

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Artwork for Beth Hodges

Alders

Winter

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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I have always loved the British landscape and have had the good fortune to know many bits of it intimately. I attempt to develop a visual language through which I can try to express the rhythms of the landscape, and the complex interaction between the earth and human enclosures. The walls or hedge or trees that demark fields, or where grazing land meets Welsh Border moorland or Lakeland Fell become a calligraphy for me, a pattern of lines that express the contours of the land harmoniously, or are at odds with it. The presence of tree or bush express space and distance.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist for me, is a way of seeing. I then want to express and communicate this. I usually do this in 2 dimensions using paint and marks. I do not seek to be representitive of what I see, but have a synthetist approach where I seek the shapes and lines, increasingly the shapes between markers in space. I am concerned with expressing rhythms and patterns , colour and texture, conveying a sense of space within the confines of a 2 dimensionality. The whole process does generally need to have a sense of joy about it!! I hope that somewhere in my work there are elements that connect to the spectator, and convey some emotions of recognition or interest.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Painter, mixed media.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

1994- now, Art Teacher for all ages in Primary Schools in UK and Zimbabwe, Art Club for children after school,
Painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, enameling, upcycling, forest school and gardening/land art.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Studio Sash - Cecily Sash - from 1983 onwards.
Studied Art Homerton College Cambridge 1990-1994
Life Drawing Bradford/ Bath Spa University 1996-2002 and maintained a habit of life drawing wherever I found myself living!
One Girl Exhibition: 'Lines in the Landscape' , Helmsley Arts Centre, North Yorkshire 2018
Designing, making and hanging wallpaper

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Dorset Arts Weeks

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

None

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