People and places inspire a bold show at town gallery

Part of one of the works on display by Audrey Imber

Part of one of the works on display by Audrey Imber

Bright and colourful art inspired by people and landscapes is on show in Bedford for a week from Saturday May 7.

The Eagle Gallery in Castle Street is featuring the works of Audrey Imber and Jill Taylor.

Audrey’s work is based on real places and locations that the artist has visited or remembers. Through texture, gesture, colour and mark-making, she aims to describe to the viewer how a place feels, rather than making a figurative representation. Audrey uses oil, acrylic, various drawing mediums and photography to make her work.

Jill graduated from Jacob Cramer College in Leeds before moving to study Fine Art at the Academie Minerva in Groningen in the Netherlands. Since returning to the UK she has been a practising artist living and working in Ampthill.

Jill said: “For as long as I can remember, the use of symbols has been a constant feature in my paintings. I like to work in bold colour and mixed media, employing rough texture to add a primitive feel.

“It’s about being there in front of the paintings, eyes and hands searching the surface for hidden forces which open up and reveal their identity as they materialise.”

The show will be open daily from 10am to 5.30pm. See eaglegalleryartists.co.uk