An exhibition of paintings and prints by two emerging women artists, both with an exciting new collection of work. Anupa Gardner and Esther Donaldson share influences but employ different techniques and treatments to explore harmonious subjects. Everyday events, memory, nostalgia, the growing cycle of plants, bold displays of colour and foliage. A beautiful exhibition, stimulating all the senses.

Anupa Gardner is an illustrator and printmaker working in Edinburgh. Born in India in 1980, she is a graduate of Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology.

She obtained a Masters in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art in 2008, going on to teach printmaking at Winchester College. She is currently the Screenprinting Technician at Edinburgh Printmakers while continuing her own practice as a printmaker, artist and educator

Esther Donaldson is based in Port Seton, Esther’s recent work is based on gardens, a colourful cultivation of rich and sometimes exotic plant patterns, very much in vogue in contemporary interiors. “My work is based on trying to reflect the brevity of life, beauty, toil, energy, death and rebirth that is observed in the cycle of life within the garden.”

Her painting is becoming increasingly more referential and not entirely realistic, inviting the viewer’s participation and hopefully giving glimpses into the life, toil, death and rebirth of the creative journey.

A Walk in the Dream Garden
Anupa Gardner and Esther Donaldson
14th April – 26th May 2018

Doubtfire Gallery
1-3 South East Circus Place
Edinburgh EH3 6TJ

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