Lisa Parkyn & Eilean Eland 26th March – 7th April Malthouse Gallery

ECHOES: 26th March – 7th April 2022
LISA PARKYN / EILEAN ELAND
Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, 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.
Please save the date and hope to see you there!
For more info visit:
www.lisaparkyn.com
www.elandart.co.uk

 

        

 

Lisa Parkyn 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. Her work is primarily inspired by nature 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 Eland’s semi-abstract female figures celebrate the powers and
emotional contexts of womanhood. Ranging from hand-held painterly
porcelain ladies to half-life-size stoneware women, they are softly curvy,
gently rhythmic and very tactile, with colours and textures reminiscent of
nature and the coast.

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