Signature Dish

Lisa Grennell – Kara Burrowes – Blanche Fryer – Amy Hoedemakers – Jane Downes


Our pre-Christmas exhibition is once again an all-woman gathering of multi-media artists. Whimsical takes on personal themes, each of these artists serve us their ‘Signature Dish’.

The exhibition runs for three weeks finishing 18th of December, giving plenty of time to wrap a Christmas gift for someone very special.

Lisa Grennell’s work is whimsical, much like a child’s imagination. Designed to make the viewer smile and think of their own childhood, whilst questioning contemporary society and its impact on the environment. ’The Simple Life’ is inspiration for this new work.

Blanche Fryer’s work for this exhibition has been inspired by the anthropomorphic interpretation of the inner life of fish. “We hear of horse whisperers, canine communicators, mammal channelling, but you never hear of a yarn with a fish , excepting if there is a hook on the end. It has been really enjoyable creating these characters and also playing with a few different glazes.”

Jane Downes pieces ‘Dwell’, a continuation of her body of work ‘Shelter’. Designed almost completely for function and the upholding of cultural values, offering shelter, protection and observation. These works are also an exploration of form, pattern, scale and light, extending the work through the formation of shadows.

Kara Burrowes explains her rationale – “I’m drawn to the layers and history of the urban environment; exposed walls, discarded objects. Often it’s the banal and mundane that sparks an idea, the concept of transforming something quite ordinary into something precious and alluring.”

Amy Hoedemakers “I used sketches from walking down the riverbed and words to begin with or as reference points. I wanted my work to have the feeling of looking into another world, of it stretching on, almost as though you could step into it but having an abstract quality at the same time. Predominantly I’m inspired by the natural world, painted in a mixture of sizes and formats in oils.