In the run up to the 2019 Trail we will be writing a blog post on each of our artists, venue by venue. These posts will expand on the information that you will find in our Exhibitor list and in the brochure with some fascinating insights into their work.
Kicking off our artist countdown are Michael Sutherland, Lyndsay Tarren-Leister, Chloe Pinheiro and Jane Jameson. These 4 fabulous artists will be exhibiting in Corsham Town Hall in both the Chamber Room and the Methuen Room.
Exhibiting for the first time this year is Corsham based artist Michael Sutherland whose work features landscapes, portraits and still life in acrylic and watercolour.
In daylight hours Michael juggles a corporate role and childcare but enjoys locking himself away until late to work on his latest piece. Michael says, “I tend to work from my tiny home office, which is supposed to be for my day job, but is slowly being over run by paintbrushes and canvases”. Working in a career where he provides a service, yearning to be creative and having loved art at school, Michael picked up his paintbrush again in 2017 – “I don’t create anything in my 9 to 5 work, and this has always been an issue for me. Art helps me to scratch this itch’” Since resuming his love of painting, Michael has become obsessive about painting, “creating a new work is a necessity for me now and I have 20 years of lost time to make up”.
“I have always been creative, my first passion has always been life drawing but lately I have enjoyed painting seascapes. I love working with paint and experimenting with different textures. I live with my family in Corsham and I have the pleasure of working from my garden studio at home”.