Exhibition: Inspired by Nature – Celia Lewis

Location: Watts Contemporary Gallery, Compton, Surrey

Date: 12th January – 24th February 2019

Details: Inspired by Nature: Celia Lewis will present for the first time over 100 artworks, many new and previously unseen, by Surrey-based artist Celia Lewis in a sweeping solo exhibition at Watts Contemporary Gallery. Visitors to the exhibition, opening 12 January, will be able to see and buy original art by this acclaimed Surrey artist. All works are for sale and support Watts Gallery Trust’s Art for All learning and outreach programmes.

Celia Lewis takes inspiration from her surroundings – whether it’s the tranquil beauty of the Surrey Hills, a chance arrangement of fruit in a supermarket, or her own garden where she’s kept chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl and the occasional Gloucester Old Spot pig – Lewis creates work infused with the colour and vitality of the natural world. By juxtaposing abstract motifs and figurative characters, Lewis’s expressive depictions of birds, insects, farm animals and flora are enriched by the interplay of pattern and design, the real and the fictive. Each artwork acts as a window to Lewis’s intriguing perspective.

You might also enjoy – Day Course: Lino Printing
Saturday 26 January | 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm
£45 | Friends £40.50
Pre-booking required
Led by Celia Lewis

Design, carve, ink and print an original artwork for framing, inspired by Lewis’s linocuts of fruit bowls.

Image credit: Celia Lewis