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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.

We Three
The Chaperone
Dementia
Eye of the Beholder
Germs
Help
Potiphar's Wifd
Depths
Osteoporosis
Sweet Harmony
Spillikins
Up and Away
Firmament
Suspend
No Risk No Gain
All's Well
Black Magic
Recurrence
Hot Flush
Summer Music
Peace
A Certain Smile
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Open Sunday's Feb 03, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019 — 25 Kidman's Yard Primrose St CB4 3EH
Exhibition at Picturecraft Gallery Jun 07, 2019 - Jul 02, 2019 — Picturecraft Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
Jelena Lukic participating in Cambridge Open Studios Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 — The Woodyard 38 Cheddars Lane Cambridge CB5 8LD
Tracey Ashman & Iona Howard participating in Cambridge Open Studios throughout July Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019 — Various location in Cottenham, Cambridge.
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