Art / nature / Storytelling

Natural Talent

I’ve been a fan of Maxine Greer since I first saw her peg doll animations and tiny birds. Her ongoing escapades are documented at Kombisketchtour: “A mobile art studio promoting observational drawing through practise. Working out in the countryside, making regular pitstops, drawing and recording the changes in nature, following its ebb and flow.”

I was lucky enough to be invited to the private view for her new show, Draw and get a sneak preview of her latest art.

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From the moment you step into the show, nature’s inspiration is obvious. Greer, along with fellow artists Jane Hindmarch, Martin Blundell,  Thierry Miquel, Lorenzo Madge & Darren Cleary, showcases the seasons and shows how different people reflect nature in their own way.

I was particularly enraptured by Greer’s mini worlds, which capture spring, summer, autumn and winter with daffodils, snowdrops, bluebells, poppies berries and teasels, among other wonders of nature. These glorious miniature globes cast beautiful shadows as well as being lovely to admire in their own right.

She has also captured these worlds in two dimensions, reminding me of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, with a floral twist.

Her 3D teasels also bring nature to life, again casting lovely shadows.

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If you get a chance, check out the show – and better yet, buy some of the artwork on display, which also includes both figurative and more abstract drawings, paintings and textiles. You’ve got until 25th March to see it – find out more here.

 

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