"My work is experimental, abstract and embossed. Collagraph, etching, watercolour, collage and encaustic works. My main love is abstracting the essence of the landscape in richly coloured textured works, often enhanced with silver and gold leaf. Recent works include a series of watercolour paintings with collagraph embossings. My on-going fascination is with erosion, weather patterns, natural textures, growth formations and universal organic forms.”
Born in London, England, Brenda Hartill emigrated to New Zealand with her parents in the late 1950s and was educated there, graduating FA Honours at the Elam School of Fine Art Auckland. She returned to London in the late 1960s to study Theatrical Design at the Central School of Art and Design.
In the early 80s, Hartill turned towards printmaking and has since been successfully publishing her prints. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).
Attic Gallery, Swansea, solo upcoming March 2019; Cambridge Contemporary Art, May 2016; Bankside Gallery, London: TIMELINE a major retrospective solo show 2014, Curwen & New Academy Galleries, Windmill Street, London (11 solo shows 2013 - 1991,) Saffron Gallery, Battle (solo 2015, 2012), Cambridge Contemporary Art, (Sept 2011& April 2008) St Georges Chapel, Windsor(solo 2009), Hastings Arts Forum, (solo 2009), Roche Gallery, Rye (solo 2008), Attic Gallery, Swansea, (solo 2016, 2009, 2007,1997, 1994); Lane Gallery Auckland, NZ (solo 2007, 2004) Also show in many mixed exhibitions.
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