A former fashion designer who worked for Zandra Rhodes and whose work was on show at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Show is exhibiting at the Control Tower Gallery, Kings Hill.
Melanie Berman, who won numerous fashion design awards before retraining in fine art at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, has exhibited widely and been featured in many magazines.
Her fictional landscapes are inspired by nature’s biodiversity and the seasons, depicting near recognisable objects and natural forms incapsulated in lush, colourful paintings. She uses various processes of applying paint to construct or deconstruct by scraping, sanding or wiping away to create different textures.
Also showing her work is Lynsey Mackenzie, who has just graduated with a first from the Glasgow School of Art. Her painting is a mix of sharp geometric lines and softer shapes, depicting light as an active, dynamic force creating a sense of flux.
A quirky sculpture by Ptolemy Elrington made from recycled materials including shopping trolleys, scrap metal and car wheel trims is also on show, alongside contemporary sculptures based on the human form by John Brown.
Visitors can also see colourful and thought provoking paintings by a variety of artists, including Jan Brine, Matt Withey, May Everett, Daniela Rizzi and Wendy Smith.
The exhibition is open to the public between 9am and 5.30pm on Monday to Friday from now until 17 January 2020. Details of each artist together with an example of their work is listed on http://www.kings-hill.com/live/kings-hill-art-exhibitions/current-exhibition
“We try to provide visitors with a variety of works for the exhibitions – some quirky and some classic – so there is something for everyone to enjoy,” said June Frickleton of Frickleton Fine Art, who curates the exhibitions on behalf of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust.