New Horizons: Barbara Vidion & Liz Upchurch

Dates for next event to be confirmed

Barbara Vidion & Liz Upchurch will be exhibiting at The Malthouse Gallery for the first time this March.

Barbara and Liz say “We are frequent visitors to the Malthouse gallery, a lovely light and airy space. Seeing varied and exciting art work from local artists inspired us every time we visited and it has been an aspiration of ours to exhibit in the gallery ourselves. After two successful art exhibitions in Beer we decided this year we would aim to fulfil our ambition to show our work in Malthouse Gallery.

We both love challenges and executing the exhibition together really works for us, bouncing ideas off one another and enjoying the process of planning and preparing for this exhibition which we hope you will enjoy!”

Barbara Vidion

I started painting relatively recently in 2018 and I work mostly with acrylic paints and mixed media. Experimenting with various techniques and mediums is a process of creative exploration with many discoveries and delights along the way. I moved to Sidmouth from the Waveney Valley in Suffolk – a very different landscape to that of East Devon! I love both counties and am inspired by the moods and the ever changing landscapes and seascapes they offer. Trying to capture a sense of that energy in the moods of the sea and sky plus the ever changing effect of weather on the landscapes is tremendous challenge.

Liz Upchurch

Originally from the North of England, I relocated to Devon some years ago. A very beautiful and diverse part of the country. I have always loved ‘arty’ things. Curious about different techniques and styles of paintings. I first started to experiment with watercolours and realised very soon I needed guidance. In 2018 I decided to join an art group. The School of Art  and Wellbeing in Honiton. It was truly inspirational, great teaching and wonderful to share and learn from so many talented artists. It was here Barbara & I met and became painting friends.