This September, we are overjoyed to have painter and printmaker Anita Klein as our featured artist. Anita has been exhibiting with us for many years and we are always looking forward to seeing her new work. This exhibition will be a mix of paintings, prints and drawings Anita has made in the past few years. Anita's work will be paired with beautiful glass pieces by McNeill Glass. The exhibition opens on 9th September and runs until 1st October.
Born in Australia, Anita moved to England when she was young and studied at both Chelsea School of Art and Slade School of Art, where she gained BA Hons in Fine Art and an MA in printmaking. Anita is a fellow and past president of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE) and her work is featured in numerous private and public collections worldwide.
Anita is renowned for her technical sophistication, her bold use of colour, her precise compositions and her family-themed subject matter. Taking seemingly ordinary domestic moments as a starting point, Anita’s work captures the richness of the everyday, encouraging us to appreciate those fleeting moments and to find joy in the smallest things and in the people closest to us.
Our September exhibition contains some very recent work featuring Anita's grandchildren, angels and paintings Anita created in her studio in Italy which she visits regularly. Anita has been using her time there to play and experiment. Starting out by painting on canvas in Italy she then uses some of these initial paintings go on to inspire colour linocuts, lithographs and etchings. The exhibition will include examples from all stages of this process.
Dates for your diary: Anita will be in the gallery on Saturday 9th September from 2-4pm to chat to visitors about her work. She will also be holding a talk about her practice on Saturday 30th September from 2pm. Make sure not to miss these!
For those who are keen to learn more about Anita Klein's work, we thoroughly recommend the Words section on Anita Klein's website. To find out more about the technical details of handmade prints, please check our Printmaking Techniques page.