Christine Mannion Artist
A background in textiles, ceramics and metalwork studied at the Lanchester Polytechnic Coventry, together with designing/making Tiffany style lampshades and traditional leaded panels for many years informs my work.
In 2003 my watercolour 'Snowdrops' was one of the selected designs to be manufactured by the 'Moorcroft' Pottery raising funds at auction for ’Children in Need'.
In search of a change from physically demanding work I embarked upon experiments using acrylic mediums, aiming for a looser style, admiring the freedom of Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter and the colourful work of Gustav Klimt.
Inspired by masses of flowers, wild derelict areas, adding textures and movement to capture a moment in time. I favour a low perspective, homing in on a small patch of interest, rarely panoramic views for a happy painting which suits the modern home.
Style- Semi-abstract or abstract. Loose and textured with a certain amount of unpredictability.
Preferring to sell original paintings and welcoming commissions, my selection of prints is quite small, mostly by special order or from selected galleries.
Enquiries and appointments to view original paintings can be made by email-
Leicester Sketch Club.
Leicester Art House.
The Leicester Eye.
STOCKISTS & EXHIBITIONS.
Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester 2016 & 2017 & 2018.
Oriel Seren, Machynlleth, Wales.*
Hayrack Gallery, old dairy farm craft centre, Upper Stowe, Northamptonshire. *
Fosse House Gallery, Dunchurch .2017. 2018.*
Idris Store, lower Corris, Wales. *
Glenfield Gallery, Leicester Oct 2017 -Feb2018* (prints still available).*
Wistow Gallery, Leicester. 2016. 2017. 2018.*
ACTIVE ARTS EXHIBITION march 10th - 11th 2018. Countesthorpe Community College.
West End Gallery, Leicester.* Prints.* 2017
Sock Gallery Art fair, Loughborough. Nov 2017
South Croxton Art Craft fair.. Nov.2017.
Art in Lyddington Exhibition. Nov 2017.
Active Arts Craft Market. Leicester Nov 2017
Attenborough Arts Centre Art Fair Oct 2017
Upper Broughton Art exhibition Oct 2017
Leicester Sketch Club exhibition. Oct 20- Nov 28 2017
Makers Market Leicester. Sept, Oct 2017
The Sock Gallery Loughborough. August 5th - Sept 9th.
Kibworth Art Lovers Exhibition 2017.
The Cank street Open exhibition. 2017
The Eye Exhibition Project intersection no3 'Urban Rural'
Dun-church Gallery, Rugby 2017.
Active Arts exhibition, Countesthorpe school. March 11 -12th 2017
The Eye exhibition project, Leicester Adult education Centre. Dec 2016.
Sywell Aerodrome Artisans fair. November 2016.
Active Arts Craft market, November 2016
Glenfield Gallery 2016.
The Mews Gallery, Narborough, Leic. 2016.
Leicester & Rutland Wildlife Trust, Guildhall, Leic. Oct 2016
Leic. Sketch Club Exhibition,Newarke Houses. Sept 2016
Cank Street Open June/July 2016.
Castle Ashby Art and Makers Fair, Northhampton May 2016.
New Walk Museum. Open 27 exhibition 2016.
Cank Street Gallery, Leicester, 2016.
Crafts at the Mansion, Old warden Biggleswade, Beds. Dec 2015
Christmas Crafts, Sywell Northants. Nov 20015
Blaby Society of Artists Exhibition, Oct 2015
Art in lyddington Exhibition Nov 30th 31st 2015.
Cank Street Open Exhibition 2015.
Member 'Art House' Leicester. Exhibited June 2015.
Member 'Leicester sketch club'. Various exhibitions throughout year.
Wistow Gallery 2015
Active Art Exhibition 2015.
Previous member Art Alert Nuneaton 2015.
Crafty Lady art/craft fairs Woodhouse Eaves. 2015.
The Gallery, Atkins Building, Hinckley 2015
Cank Street ‘Open Exhibition Gallery 2014
Wistow Gallery 2014.
Ellerington Gallery, Clarendon Park. 2014
Member ‘Blaby Society of Artists’.
Open 25 New Walk Museum. 2014