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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.

Depths
No Risk No Gain
Sweet Harmony
We Three
The Chaperone
Germs
All's Well
Summer Music
Dementia
A Certain Smile
Eye of the Beholder
Recurrence
Suspend
Spillikins
Hot Flush
Up and Away
Black Magic
Firmament
Osteoporosis
Peace
Potiphar's Wifd
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