Ursula Newell-Walker 

Ursula Newell-Walker was born in Lancashire and comes from a family of painters and field naturalists but grew up in Australia. She worked and exhibited while in Australia; then in Java and Eire before returning to England. Ursula now lives in Clevedon, North Somerset and spends periods in her native Australia. She is fascinated by the way in which light, the seasons, the changing moods and internal stances of the viewer imbue the ordinary with something akin to mystery. Her work explores the transcendent within the everyday and is influenced by artists of the ‘visionary’ tradition from Samuel Palmer to David Blackburn. At the moment, the works of Craigie Aitchison and Mary Fedden are much in mind.

All of her works are about place, time, light; and that which lies always at the threshold of consciousness. Each painting is a glimpse of another reality always there, but often unnoticed. It is hoped that the viewer standing before one of her works and fully absorbing it has a sense of newness. Over the years Ursula has tried various ways of exploring these ideas: in landscape paintings, interiors, still life and hand-printed fabrics.

"When I look at my work, and that of other painters, it seems that what we do is an expression of who we are, how we experience the world, and the thoughts and feelings which sustain us. Every painting is a statement and a celebration. I hope that people looking at my paintings will feel a pull. That is also what I experience as I paint. First, the materials engage the eye and senses, then intuitive gestures form shapes or planes of colour. Then curiosity is engaged and decisions are made about what needs to have clearer expression. I often work on several paintings at once, giving time to go and come, to form relationships and allow a ‘conversation’ between the emerging works.”

- Ursula Newell-Walker

www.newellwalkerpaintings.co.uk

newell_walker@btopenworld.com

07972 299502

Shows include:

1999   November, 'Threads' West End Gallery, St Mary’s Church, Lace Market, Nottingham

2002   4-29 November, ‘Margins, Horizons & Thresholds’: A solo exhibition at the Concourse Gallery, University of Derby

2003   January-February, Little London Gallery, Holloway, Derbyshire

           August ‘New Artists’, Little London Gallery, Holloway, Derbyshire

2004   March-April, 'An eye for the ordinary': A solo show, Little London Gallery, Derbyshire

2005   May-June, 'Slices of Life':  A solo show, Little London Gallery, Derbyshire

           Birmingham Pastel Society Biennial Exhibition, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, Brook St, St Paul’s, Birmingham

2006   May-June, DARTS, Derbyshire Open Arts

2007   July, Birmingham and Midland Pastel Society Biennial Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Brook St, St Paul’s, Birmingham

           Clevedon Craft Centre, Somerset. Established a painting studio. Silk scarves and linen handkerchiefs hand dyed and printed to her own

           designs, greetings cards, original paintings

2008   Clevedon Art Club Annual Open Exhibition

           RWA Friends’ Exhibition

2009   Clevedon Art Club Annual Open Exhibition

           RWA Friends’ Exhibition

2010   July, Birmingham and Midland Pastel Society Biennial Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Brook St, St Paul’s, Birmingham

           28 June - 1 September, John Leach Gallery Summer Show

           Clevedon Art Club Annual Open Exhibition

           Clevedon Art Club Christmas Show

2011   A303 Artists Submission

           August, Clevedon Art Club 55th Open Exhibition,

           Clevedon Art Club Members’ Autumn Exhibition

2012   Nailsea Music and Arts Festival, Art Exhibition, Tithe Barn May

           August, Clevedon Art Club 56th Open Exhibition

           Clevedon Art Club Members’ Autumn Exhibition

2013   March - 11 April, RWA Long Gallery Solo Exhibition

           7 December - 4 January, Grant Bradley Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol, ‘A Pause in the Noise’, exhibiting with Weston Uphill Artists

2014   August, Garden Studio built and opened at 17 Meadow Road, Clevedon

           Marmalade Café, Worrall Rd, Bristol, Solo Show, Summer

           August, Clevedon Art Club, 58th Open Exhibition

2015   28 February - 12 April, Royal West of England Academy (RWA) Friends Annual Exhibition

           August, Clevedon Art Club 59th Open Exhibition

           Clevedon Art Club Autumn Members’ Exhibition

2016   4 June - 30 August, John Leach Gallery and Pottery, Muchelney, South Somerset. Summer Exhibition: Ursula Newell-Walker, Holly Webb,

           jeweller and Liz Travis, painter

           20-29 August, Clevedon Art Club, 60th Open Art Exhibition

           October, Clevedon Art Club Autumn Members’ Exhibition

2017   9-28 February, solo exhibition at the newly established LT Gallery in Orchard Street, Weston-Super-Mare of paintings from the last

           decade since moving to the SW, in pastel, gouache and acrylics

           May-June, Birmingham and Midlands Pastel Society show at Jam Factory, Oxford

© 2016 by LT Gallery

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