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Lizanne van Essen

Artist's books, collage,ink & watercolour
Meldreth

My work includes a variety of media including collage, paint, textiles, printmaking and book art.  The images are sometimes representational sometimes abstracted, and emphasise line, form and colour. 

The sculptural books evolved from a delight in pure form, with the play of light creating shadows and volume.  I was excited by the combination of delicate detail and strength, and of simplicity and complexity - also by the surprise element created when the flat book covers opened to reveal sculptural forms.  Sometimes I like to combine images and words and colour, fracturing them with cuts, but at other times I like to emphasise the geometry and symmetry of monochrome abstract sculpture.

I exhibit both in the UK and abroad, make illustrations, paintings and artist's books on commission, and I run workshops for adults and children in pop ups,  making simple books and making altered books.

Potiphar's Wifd
No Risk No Gain
A Certain Smile
The Chaperone
Depths
We Three
Germs
Hot Flush
Sweet Harmony
Summer Music
Up and Away
Spillikins
Firmament
Help
Peace
Dementia
Suspend
Black Magic
Recurrence
Osteoporosis
All's Well
Eye of the Beholder
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10 Week Painting and Drawing Course with John Glover Sep 20, 2018 - Nov 29, 2018 — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Monthly Sunday Art Workshops in Hadstock Sep 30, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 — Hadstock
Foxton Art Exhibition Nov 17, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 — Foxton Village Hall
MMContemporART ART EXHIBITION AND SALE Nov 24, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 — Grantchester Village Hall
A painting demonstration by Sonia Villiers - A local scene from Bishops Stortford Dec 06, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Bishops Stortford Art Society, Thorn Grove School, Bishops Stortford, CM23 5LD
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