April 9 2015 – April 26 2015

Interest In Nature – By Sophie Adamson & Elspeth Hamilton.

Laura Lea Design is hosting a collection of paintings, prints and hand knitted wall hangings by artists Elspeth Hamilton and Sophie Adamson.

Interest in Nature © Elspeth Hamilton - Ducks at Clifton - Dreamspace
Interest in Nature © Elspeth Hamilton - Ducks at Clifton - Dreamspace

About The Exhibition

The rich rural land and seascapes from painter Elspeth Hamilton reflect her unique, unwavering passion and dedication to the beauty of nature all around her. From Cornwall via Crete to the River Thames she creates her own view of nature, infusing the abstract with the familiar, connecting memories and capturing the dramatic essence of her subject. This show will be the first time in ten years prints of Elspeth’s work will be available.

Born of the nature around her in Northumberland and based on Geometric forms comes Sophie Adamson’s traditional yet contemporary hand knitted wall hangings, these large bulbous hand dyed pieces are a bold and striking statement for interiors blending textures and colour and softening spaces and scenes.

About Elspeth Hamilton

Elspeth Hamilton is an artist working across a spectrum of media. After studying architecture at the University of Liverpool, she practiced as an architect and educator for many years. She is a self – taught painter. Having alternated commissions as a glass artist, painter and architect with design teaching, lecturing and staying at home with infant children.

Teaching has been as a unit master in architectural design at The Architectural Association, year coordinator at Westminster, The Bartlett, Kingston and Oxford Brookes, visiting lecturer at Edinburgh and Aberdeen Universities, ECA, UCD Dublin, Trier Germany, Wits University in Johannesburg and Capetown, and in the USA at Cornell and Yale. Elspeth has also worked together to run creative workshops in collaboration with British Council in New Zealand and Australia in addition to leading workshop at home England and Scotland.

Since 1994 she has exhibited paintings regularly in London, across the UK and internationally.

Interest in Nature © Elspeth Hamilton - Rowers Chisick
Interest in Nature © Elspeth Hamilton – Rowers Chisick

 About Sophie Adamson

Sophie Adamson grew up in Northumberland and went on to achieve a first class honours degree from Heriot Watt University’s school of textile and design in Galashiels studying textile design: fashion, art and interiors.

Adamson then went on to pursue a master’s degree in fashion and textile design which further provoked a lifelong love interest in nature and wool.

Interest in Nature © Sophie Adamson - Blue Knit
Interest in Nature © Sophie Adamson – Blue Knit