Ally Pally Car Park
Transfer Lift Etching with Aquatint and Watercolour
Image Size: 34.5cm x 26cm £170
Framed Size: 52cm x 44cm. £260
TERESA SCHIPPEL HALES
"We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another" John Kaspar Lavater.
As an artist living and working in Crouch End, North London, I have exhibited all over London and beyond, in such diverse venues as the old Aldwych underground station, at the historic Shepherd Market and on a Dutch barge moored at Little Venice.
Often starting with photographs, I take inspiration from nature: the interplay of sunlight; the formation of shadows & silhouettes, and reflections in water: from puddles to the sea. And the sky; clouds, dramatic and threatening, or light and insubstantial, creating a unique and limitless visual theatre. Other work takes inspiration from functional, man-made objects, beauty in the mundane; padlocks, keys, tools, bikes, books and tables & chairs. I am not solely attracted by the forms and texture of the objects themselves, but in the relationship between positive & negative, by their compositional qualities.
My etching, ‘Deal Pier’, won a Lowes Dickinson prize for printmaking in 2019, and ‘Bike, Kentish Town’ won the Witold Library Prize 2020. ‘Deal Pier, Cloudy Day’ was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2019 as was ‘Bathroom, Holt‘ for 2020. I recently exhibited with Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries.
Several pieces of my work are at the Hampstead Garden Gallery, where I will be having a solo show in October, and I will be exhibiting with North London Printmakers at Battersea Affordable Art Fair in July. I will also be showing a few etchings at the East Cliff House Gallery in Mistley, Essex during July.