Annie Ward Where the Mist Rises No 6 copy

Where the Mist Rises

A show­case of abstract paint­ings by Lyme Bay Artist Annie Ward based on research into satel­lite pho­tos and his­toric maps of the Dorset coastline

27/10/21 – 05/12/21
Opening Times
Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00
Monday, Closed
Tue–Sat, 10:00 – 17:00
Varies from £5.95
This is a showcase of abstract paintings by Lyme Bay Artist Annie Ward that are based on her research into satellite photographs and historic maps of the Dorset coastline and thus they explore the changeable spaces where the land meets the sea.

Annie begins with detailed drawings on canvas that she scrubs over with layers of paint allowing shapes to be defined, buried and rediscovered in an editing process that reflects the ever-changing nature of coastal margins. The finished paintings are overlaid with shapes reminiscent of map symbols, field patterns and topographical details. Veils of white remind us of sea mist while fine scribbled lines speak of fishing lines, tangled nets and detritus washed up along the shoreline. Working in series, layering, distortion and erasure come to play a key part in her practice, referencing the fugitive nature of memory and historical narrative.
Annie Ward Where the Mist Rises No 6 copy