Exhibition: Etiquette

6 July 2022 until 30 July 2022
Hostry
Anna Lise
Etiquette, an exhibition of recent paintings, by artist Anna-Lise Horsley will take place in the Hostry from 6 July until 30 July.

Anna-Lise Horsley is half Norwegian but has spent most of her life in the UK. She has worked in studios in New York, London, Budapest, Norway and France. Her current studio is in Norfolk, close to the North Sea. She has exhibited in Britain, USA, France, Scandinavia and Hungary.

Anna-Lise says that her life as a painter is probably an escape from the real world. Painting is what she has to do to be herself. She plays a lot in her work but also takes risks and frequently destroys elements. It has to feel like a risky adventure.

Etiquette
She works on several pieces at the same time so that ideas can fly around in a free and unrestricted way. She is interested in discordant space and incompatible imagery. Each painting should have something new, usually unplanned and experimental - this new thing forms a step up to the next work. Anna-Lise is trying to uncover energies for which we do not have words, she calls this, ‘visual thinking’.

Painting for her is a very physical act. If it is a large piece, she usually lays the canvas or paper on the floor so that she can work rapidly into fluid paint...like making a huge watercolour. There is a sensation of diving into the painting.

Successive layers can be transparent veils or thicker paint…an accumulation of impulses, actions and imagery. Things happen through the process. Smaller paintings cover the studio walls forming a massive sketch book only to emerge as elements in bigger paintings.

Anna-Lise Horsley
Anna-Lise's paintings seem to jump off the walls. They aim to give people a sense of enjoyment, discomfort, comedy, elegance and beauty.

Etiquette, an exhibition of recent paintings, by artist Anna-Lise Horsley will take place in the Hostry from 6 July until 30 July. The exhibition will be open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm (3pm on Sundays) and entry is free.

Throughout the duration of the exhibition, visitors will be able to meet the artist on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11am until 3pm.

For more about the artist's work, visit www.anna-lisehorsley.com