[From the catalogue-in-progress for “Landscapes & Livestock”, a loan exhibition for Agincourt Homecoming in the Fall of 2015]
HARTILL, Brenda [born 1952]
etching on paper / 14.6 inches by 11.2 inches
Hartill is a contemporary British artist. She was born in England but emigrated to New Zealand as a small child with her parents. Today, from her studio in Rye, East Sussex, she “is becoming increasingly interested in painting, creating a series of embossed watercolour paintings (see new works), as well as her mixed-media collage paintings using oil paint and encaustic wax. Her recent work includes a series of unique monoprints, in muted colours, and black and white, and there is a strong element of embossing in the latest prints.”
“Prelude” was acquired from a London gallery by Sarah and Michael Bruhn during their honeymoon. The work is on long-term loan to the Community Collection from the Bruhns.