A group exhibition by Jenny Monds, Lesley Walker, Amanda Fowler & Helen Menges

1st July - 29th July 2023

An evocative collection of work in a variety of mediums at Fisherton Mill, Salisbury.

Fisherton Mill is delighted to welcome four talented artists all sharing a flair for colour and bringing an eclectic mix of landscape, portraiture, still life and abstract work to the Mill's Main Gallery this summer. Art is essentially about connection. The artist connects with the subject: the viewer connects with the painting and thus with the artist. Memories or associations may be evoked. The last few years have shown the need for art as a way to escape our physical separation. These four artists, with their different styles and genres, offer a wide world with which to connect.

Inspired by an early life spent amongst the gritstone crags and rugged moorland of Yorkshire, Amanda Fowler combines a lifelong passion for wild landscapes with a love of colour to produce paintings that are vibrant interpretations of the countryside around her. Instagram / Facebook 

Helen Menges has been painting portraits for more than 40 years, embracing this way of combining her love of oil paint and people. The sittings allow her to look further than skin deep and unearth qualities that are then brought out in the painting. Website / Instagram

Jenny Monds creates many -layered works on wooden panels, using acrylic and mixed media. She enjoys using a wide variety of tools to create a richly textured surface to her paintings. Some of her paintings are purely abstract, others have an element of realism - a flower, a bowl, a beaker- but the interest for her is as much with what lies around, behind and beneath the objects as with the objects themselves. Website / Facebook / Instagram

Lesley Walker is a Scottish painter working in Hampshire. Elements from a previous career in music education are integral to her practice: her oil paintings have a strong underlying rhythm; serendipity and ambiguity drive their narrative. Instagram / Website

MEET THE ARTIST: Come along to the Main Gallery between 11am and 3pm on the following days to meet the artists. You may find them sketching or painting!
Monday 3rd July - Helen and Amanda
Wednesday 5th - Lesley
Friday 7th - Jenny
Monday 10th - July Helen and Amanda
Wednesday 12th - Lesley
Monday 17th - Helen
Wednesday 19th - Lesley
Thursday 20th - Helen
Friday 21st - Jenny
Monday 24th - Helen
Wednesday 26th - Lesley
Friday 28th - Helen and Jenny