about this event
Our Summer Open Exhibition features the artwork of the winners of Cranleigh Open Competition which was exhibited in November 2021. Come and explore the creations of the talented local artists, Karen Ashton (Judges’ Runner-up) and Bridget Howland (Public Vote Winner). Working in a variety of media, Karen creates unique images in an expressive and vibrant style that is infused with her passion for colour and texture, with a strong emphasis on drawing. This exhibition focuses on her love of the natural world and the challenges of capturing movement and energy. Her paintings are mainly acrylics on canvas and her textile art is freehand machine embroidery. Bridget’s latest work veers away from her usual realistic style of painting and drawing, and ventures more into the abstract. She uses resin and acrylic to create striking pieces inspired by the four elements – fire, air, earth and water.