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My Collage Pictures

I was inspired to use the collage medium when I saw an exhibition on Matisse.

I first used it as a tool to work out how I should paint a picture. It allowed me to condense and distill shapes in my landscape pictures. It helped me play with the composition and create a colour palette for the pictures. The collage began as a tool but I have kept coming back to the medium and are now pictures to look at in their own right.

Overton Hill, Ridgeway Series, Leigh Glover 2015

I experiment cutting into paper that I have hand painted with acrylic paint. The brushstrokes found in the paint are integral to the picture. I often paint many sheets of paper and then select the best colours.

The shapes I cut and place are found from observation and drawings in the landscape.  It is important for me to play and to experiment with collage to create a picture.

Uffington White Horse, Ridgeway Series, Leigh Glover 2015

The Ridgeway pictures

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The Ridgeway series of pictures depict scenes from the 85 mile National Trail that incorporates one of the oldest ‘green roads’ in Europe.  The scenic route stretches from Overton Hill in the west, across the Marlborough Downs and the Vale of the White Horse, to the Chilterns and Ivinghoe Beacon in the east.  These collages and paintings form part of my ongoing series of the Ridgeway.  All pictures can be seen on my website The Ridgeway, UK

I am exhibiting this new series at the pop-up gallery Art on the Hill, Brill School, The Firs, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9RY.

Friday 15th April at 7.30pm (invitation only)

Saturday 16th April 10-5pm

Sunday 17th April 10-4pm

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