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Town landmarks new look in art exhibition

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 27, 2013

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A NEW art exhibition will feature stunning recreations of landmarks from across Burton.

Artist Heather Horsley, of Scalpcliffe Road, Winshill, has organised her first solo display at Burton Library called ‘Life line’.

The exhibition will see her showcase her interpretation of architecture and the relationship people have with it and stem from the artist’s fascination of the interplay between environment and society.

Ms Horsley said: “Burton has so much to offer, it has a wealth of interesting architecture and distinctive places where people can relax, enjoy and relate to beautiful surroundings and the atmosphere it creates.”

Images include images of the Ferry Bridge and the Burton shovel, in High Street, drawn in black and white but given a spruce up with a splash of vibrant colours.

Ms Horsley is a freelance illustrator based at Bank’s Mill studios, in Derby, working predominantly in the publishing sector of Children’s books, greeting cards and general commercial illustration.

Before working on her illustration degree at the University of Derby, she worked for many years as a freelance illustrator in the greeting card industry and she continued this work while studying.

She said: “It was a challenging time at university looking after my three sons and doing a bit of greeting card illustration work at the same time as investing time in the degree course and university life.

“It was tough but immensely rewarding.”

The artist was first introduced to different print making techniques in her first year at university.

Since then she has been hooked, finding the print making process absorbing and exciting, saying ‘it offers me many opportunities and possibilities to experiment with and to explore along side my newly developed computer based digital techniques’.

The exhibition starts today at the venue off High Street and runs until September 30.

More information is available by visiting www.heatherhorsley.com or www.muffindesigns.co.uk

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