Maggie Ayres Gracefield Arts Centre
Maggie Ayres Gracefield Arts Centre (photo: Kim Ayres)

Gracefield Arts Centre: Maggie Ayres: Orchard

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A new exhibition by Maggie Ayres explores memories, hopes and imagination – recalling everything from a childhood playing among the apple trees in the Lake District, through the joys and trials of motherhood, to struggles with anxiety and depression.

Although an intensely personal, almost circular, journey through life, the universal themes of desire, struggle and hope, are something everyone can connect to.

Over a year in the making, Maggie has created a series of abstract wall pieces and boxes using the ancient art of encaustic painting, incorporating beeswax mixed with tree resin, oil paints, rust printed paper, found objects and constructed materials.

Image credit: Kim Ayres.

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