Elizabeth Duncan Meyer – June 14th-June 24th
Paintings Drawings and W/colours done during Lockdown 2020-22
I had already thought of doing an exhibition to raise funds for the marvellous small charity ´Aid to The Church in Need ´ well before the start of the Pandemic. We were having difficulty in finding a venue and as if by some miracle found Harry’s charming Gallery. I started some small paintings around the Nativity looking at Helen de Borgrave’s
book ‘A journey into Christian Art’ (who is also a supporter of ACN.)
I was influenced to paint these early medieval works by Giotto and Simone Martini from Gothic buildings as The Cefalu Cathédral and Monreale in Sicily. Later Adam and Eve by Masaccio. The Baptism of Jesus with John. The head of Christ is also inspired by Caravaggio one of my favourite artists. I was fortunate enough to meet Harry outside his Gallery. I asked him if he took on new artists (Normally this is now done online). He came to my house and discovered (as he sweetly put it) ´a treasure trove’ During this pandemic and period of solitary confinement I needed to express the deep need of spirituality in our lives, a purification if you like. I was surrounded by love as we as neighbours struggled to help one another through the dark days of November, December, and January.
I hope you will be moved by this work.(I have done it while thinking particularly of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon the huge number of refugees and homeless people.) The paintings also express the pain, sorrow and joy of our persecuted brothers and sisters in many far off lands.
Some of the oils and prints were completed in 2020-19, I think they fit well with the new
Widely travelled, Elizabeth’s work is influenced by themes of international culture and by the varied and vivid
colours she encounters on location.
Her studio is in London, where she teaches. Having studied painting at Central School of Art in London from 1960 to 1963, Elizabeth moved to Paris in 1979 to learn print-making at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and at the Goetz and Hayter studios.
She then set up as a print-maker, exhibiting occasionally at the Salon d’Automne.In 1987 she returned to England where she exhibited regularly in one man or group shows in a number of top London galleries.
Although a colorist, with a natural tendency towards abstraction and simplification, Elizabeth’s work remains subtle and at a times mystical, interwoven with images reflecting aspects of her soul.
In 2007 Elizabeth completed a Diploma in Figurative Sculpture at the Heatherley School. Her sculpture and wood-carving complement the expressionism and abstraction of her painting.Currently Elizabeth is working at the Park Walk Sculpture Studio and is print-making at the London Print Studios.
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Since 1987 Elizabeth Duncan Meyer has exhibited at a number of London galleries and venues
Chelsea Arts Club