Visitors to the Museum can enjoy a wonderful art exhibition by Wendy Rapley & Rosamund Fowler from Wednesday 17 – Tuesday 30 August 2016 in Crawley Hall. Entry to the exhibition is included in the general admission price and free to Annual Members.
Wendy S Rapley
Wendy is an artist who lives in Sussex. She has exhibited pencil drawings, watercolour paintings and etchings in galleries throughout the south east of England, including the RA Summer Exhibition, Society of Women Artists, the Mall Galleries and solo exhibitions at various venues.
Her work expresses her encounters with the natural world, enjoying observing, drawing and painting all aspects of the British countryside.
Rosamund was born in Edinburgh in 1963. She trained at Edinburgh College of Art and graduated in 1985 with a degree in Illustration and Design.
For over 20 years she worked as a freelance illustrator, producing illustrations for all areas of the industry such as advertising, corporate design, magazines, books and newspapers, including being the food page illustrator of ‘Scotland on Sunday’ for 7 years.
In a departure from watercolour and ink illustrations, Rosamund has also produced larger scale oil paintings using a glaze technique to build up luminosity and colour.
Most recently, she has specialised in wood engraving and printmaking and is now exhibiting with success in this medium, including being selected 3 times for the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.
She has also had a print purchased for the Ashmolean Museum print archive and been awarded the Bewick Prize for one of her engravings.
She has developed her own range of hand-printed wood engraving greetings cards, which are stocked in many galleries and shops including Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Rosamund is an elected member of the Society of Wood Engravers and now lives and works in the South Downs, West Sussex.
About the art exhibition
The art exhibition runs from Wednesday 17 – Tuesday 30 August at the Museum and will be available to view between 11am and 4pm daily. Standard Museum admission charges apply and include admission to the exhibition.
Please note that the exhibition is being held in a first floor location, with access via a flight of stairs, in Crawley Hall.