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The Willow Gallery is delighted to welcome back collage artist Lyn Evans. Her work brings us familiar sights seen in unfamiliar ways. Her delicate collage technique lends a dreamlike quality to views of local towns and villages including Iron Bridge, Shrewsbury, Aberdovey, Llangollen and Portmeiron. In her work fragments of glossy magazine paper transform themselves unmistakably into blossom on trees, the iron girders of a bridge, shop fronts and houses nestled into green hillsides.
She made her first collage as a birthday present for a friend when she didn’t have access to her paints. The friend was so impressed with the results that Lyn was spurred on to create more. Using tiny pieces of coloured paper Lyn recreates villages, harbours and town landmarks saying “my collages try to replicate the images I have seen or observed”.
But in the process of reducing what she has seen to its fundamental forms, the hard edges of reality are lost and we are left with well-loved scenes as we see them in our mind’s eye. Through soft colours and Mosaic shapes, Lyn captures the simple essence of what she preserves.