Artists Lisa Parkyn and Eileen Eland are proud to present their joint exhi­bi­tion in Lyme Regis.

Previously unknown to each other, at very different life stages and backgrounds, Eilean Eland and Lisa Parkyn are proud to be collaborating on this exhibition after making contact through Instagram. This has been a rewarding journey of discussion and reflection, identifying sometimes unexpected echoes in their art practices. They both work from their standpoints as women, and their inspiration arises through their womanly sensibilities.

Lisa creates richly layered and vibrant paintings. Originally from the Kalahari semi-desert in Botswana, she now works from her studio in Ottery St Mary, surrounded by countryside and the nearby Jurassic coastline.
Lisa’s latest work celebrates colour, the joy, beauty and complexities of womanhood – what we hold, how we cope and flourish. As always, her work is primarily inspired by the exquisite natural world as the seasons change. Her studies in graphic design, movement psychotherapy and world travels also influence her art. This new work embodies a dreamlike quality of abstraction – reflecting elements of various subjects including landscape, florals and figures.
Eilean’s sculptural female figures are statements celebrating the powers, strengths and emotional contexts of womanhood. There are so many images of women that have been produced by men from an objective, frequently sexualised standpoint, and as a woman Eilean wants to make work grounded in the internal subjective experience of being a woman. She lives in her inspiration!

Eilean lives by the coast in North Devon with a wonderful view of Bideford Bay from her studio window. The colours, rhythms and movements of the sea and the sand are embodied in her sculpture and sometimes, to give a sense of place, she incorporates clay from the beach into the slips and glazes she uses.

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