Brenda Hartill solo show April 6th to 27th 2019

Brenda Hartill is an innovative British painter / printmaker based in East Sussex where she has a studio.

Her working time is also spent in her studio in the Andalucian mountain village of Gaucin in Southern Spain, and on visits to the wilds of New Zealand where she was brought up. Her work explores the texture, pattern and light of landscape, and ranges from finely drawn figurative works to bold, heavily embossed abstract images. She is most interested in the strong light and shadow of Southern Europe, as well as remote New Zealand.

Born in London, Brenda Hartill emigrated to New Zealand with her parents, in the late fifties, and was educated there graduating FA honours at the University of Auckland. She returned to London in the late sixties, as a graduate student at the Central School of Art and Design. She become involved in theatre design, and after marrying, spent a period lecturing and designing in University theatre in the United States (North Carolina State University). Hartill returned to London in the early seventies to take up a British Arts Council award in the National Theatre at the Young Vic under Frank Dunlop and Peter James.