Based in Christchurch, Bournemouth, Dorset. Specialising in Contemporary British Art.
Through colour, constant editing and paring back I aim to express my feelings about the land either as a comment on current agricultural practises – monoculture, huge denuded fields and fluorescent colours – this, by definition has a political dimension. Also paradoxically to convey and celebrate the beauty I find and colour’s ability to elicit an inner and emotional response in the viewer.
Colour is used in a way that is non-literal. Placing colours one against the other is intended to evoke a parallel to the atmosphere of the subject however different that colour is from reality. Also by radical simplification of shape and composition I hope to stimulate a direct reaction in the audience.
The work is intended to be a document as well as an expression.
Ursula exhibits prolifically across the country and is in many private and public collections.
Trained: Winchester, Wimbledon & West Surrey College of Art & Design
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 Within Bounds, The Art Stable, Blandford, Dorset
2016 The Colour of Things, Oliver Contemporary, London
2013 & 2010 The Art Stable, Blandford, Dorset
2011 The Arthouse, Bournemouth
2010 The John Creasey Museum, Salisbury
2008 & 2006 Oliver Contemporary, London
2002 & 1996 Attendi, London
2001 Dorset County Museum, Dorchester
1994 Southampton City Art Gallery
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 The Arborealists, Guest Artist, The Young Gallery, Salisbury
2019 Connect Art Fair with The Art Stable
2019 Summer Exhibition Campden Gallery, Gloucestershire
2019 Made in Britain, Oliver Contemporary, London
2017 The Masters Open, London
2017 Marshwood Arts Awards, Bridport
2017/16 Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum with Group 7
2016 The Gallery at Dukes, Dorchester with The Art Stable
2016 /18 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2016/17/18 The Project Gallery, Arundel
2015/16/17/18 National Open Print Exhibition, London
2015 & 16 The Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford, Devon
2013 & 14 St. Anne’s Gallery, Lewes
2014 The Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, London
2014 &1999 RWA Open, Bristol
2014 & 12 RE International Open, London
2014 Open Print, Salisbury Art Centre
2014 Belgrave Gallery, St.Ives
2014 Millfield Open, Somerset
2013 Highgate Contemporary Art, London, 3 person show (Brian Rice & Tony Martin)
2012 Evolution, Frink & the Next Generation, Bournemouth University
2011/12 Art in the shadow of the Chase, Dorset County Museum & Salisbury Museum
2011 Print & Design Now, Bearspace & SW1 Gallery,London
2009 Open 09 – Drawing, Salisbury Arts Centre
2008 & 2002 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2008 – 2012 London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, London
2006,9 & 13 New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
2006 – 16 Arflex, Osaka & Toyko, Japan
2005/02&1995 Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London
2004 -06 Elemental Insight, Met. Office, Exeter & tour (Museums Nationwide)
1996 Redfern Gallery, London
Collections: Ashmolean Museum,Worthing Hospital, St. Marks Hospital,London, Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Dorset County Hospital, Kirklees Museums, The Curwen Archive, The House of Lords, The John Creasy Museum, Durham University & The Victoria & Albert Museum
Prizes & Awards: Badger Press Award 2016, Dorset Art Weeks cover competition 2016, Intaglio Print Prize 2009, Curwen Studio Prize 2009, Dorchester Open Prize, South West Arts Award 1996, RK Burt Etching Prize 1993, Southern Arts Award 1989
Selected Articles, Reviews & Publications: Within Bounds (Annette Ratusniak), The Colour of Things (Jane Rye), The Week 2016, Landscape Plotted & Pieced (Andrew Lambirth), The Wall Street Journal 2013, Open Frequency (Prof. Simon Olding) The Spectator 2012 (Andrew Lambirth), Circles & Tangents 2011 (Vivienne Light) Printmakers Secrets 2009, The Week 2008, 50 Wessex Artists 2007, The Week 2006, Galleries Magazine 2006, Collagraphs & Mixed Media Printmaking 2005, Elemental Insight 2004, Contemporary Art 1994.
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