Exhibitions

Sculpt Felt Print Paint... The Art of Knowing - Stef Ottevanger, Mitsi Kral, and Sara Cox

Friday 22nd April - Wednesday 4th May 2022

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Platform Gallery

Working in very different mediums, these three artists from the North Pennines all capture moments of personal connection with the natural world, landscape and the people who live here.

Exhibiting Artists - Stef Ottevanger, Mitsi Kral, and Sara Cox

Working in very different mediums, these three artists from the North Pennines all capture moments of personal connection with the natural world, landscape and the people who live here.

Picking up a pencil and drawing is one of the ways we make sense of the world, essential for these three artists. For Mitsi Kral drawing has been a fundamental part of herself ever since she first held a pencil, Stef Ottevanger started drawing and sculpting animals as a child and Sara Cox drew her way through a Zoology degree. But a sketch isn’t always enough to convey what makes something worth our attention. That’s why these artists all have such a tactile approach. That unique mark from our fingers, or the movement of a brush, introduces a hidden energy, bringing something into being which speaks to a deeper part of us all, both emotionally and aesthetically, compelling us to look again and see with new eyes. The artists invite you to reflect on the human condition, evident in Mitsi’s artwork, consider the threatened landscapes and species celebrated in Sara’s work, and enjoy Stef’s empathic sculptures of domestic and wild animals.

Using a wide range of media between them, including acrylics, watercolours, clay, resin, bronze, wire, ink, wool and textiles, all three enjoy teaching and delivering art workshops and welcome commissions. As long term members of the Teesdale Artist Network, they have also collaborated holding open studios and art fun-day sessions.

Stef Ottevanger

www.stefottevanger.co.uk

www.facebook.com/StefOttevanger

www.instagram.com/stef_ottevanger

www.twitter.com/stefottevanger

Mitsi Kral

www.michellekral.com

www.intstagram.com/mitsibkral

Sara Cox

www.instagram.com/sara_c_textiles

www.saraccox.co.uk

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