Emma Wren, Laura Fletcher, Frankie Atkinson and Emma Lock

23 September - 03 October

Thursday 30th Sept | 10am-4pm
Friday 1st Oct | 12 noon-4pm
Saturday 2nd Oct | 10am-5pm
Sunday 3rd Oct | 10am-4pm

The Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings

…and Breathe has been carefully curated by Emma Wren, Laura Fletcher, Frankie Atkinson and Emma Lock. The show highlights how the artists have been inspired by their local surroundings, which is expressed through their shared and complimentary colour schemes. All four artists are based in North Essex/Suffolk and within close proximity of the River Stour & the Snape coastline and its beautiful surroundings.

Emma Wren is a watercolour artist but not in the conventional way. She works with vivid intense pigment, using the beautiful flooding techniques of this medium to her full advantage. Her work ranges from large abstract canvases to smaller quirky birds and animals. www.emmawren.co.uk

Laura Fletcher Textiles is a weave designer, creating samples on a hand loom before being translated into large woven pieces at a mill in Suffolk. Inspired by textures and colours in tree bark, seascapes & weathered rocks, Laura creates a collection of bespoke homewares and gifts. www.laurafletchertextiles.co.uk

Local ceramicist Frankie Atkinson designs and creates a stunning range of ceramic art, all finished with captivating glazes inspired by the natural world. Primarily self-taught, her creative process embodies hand throwing and hand building techniques achieving delicate and fluid forms which are crafted over a month. Through colour, form and texture Frankie’s work brings joy to everyday items and decorative objects. www.frankieceramics.com

Emma Lock is an abstract artist living in Suffolk. Her work stems from a love of exploration, a form of self expression and the challenge of learning new things. She is continuously inspired by nature and has always been drawn to forests, woodlands, lakes, foliage and florals. Her work is often an exploration of a particular plant, landscape, colour palette or shape she’s seen in nature. She works with mixed media, mainly acrylics, wax pastels & graphite. www.emmalockart.com