Brighton local Lily Rigby returns to the city she grew up in for a solo show at ONCA gallery in November.
The artist, who specialises in delicate oil paintings, heavily influenced by landscapes and the sea, creates such organic pieces of landscape art via a unique process, making her work something to be proud of. With every brush stroke, every layer of colour, comes a piece of her memory.
Having showcased her work at Bristol and throughout West Sussex, it feels only appropriate to display them close to where her influences stay strong. With paintings such as Brighton Sky and Sea Sky, where her hometown is so prominent, her paintings will feel more at home than ever.
Rigby prides herself on her love for the sea. Its importance to her and her work comes as no surprise, being a Brighton native. She reveals in one of her blogs on her website that “living so close to the sea is so inspiring”. Her paintings, renowned for their turbulent and chaotic skys, portray depth and ambiguity in the landscapes she has visited.
Her most recent show, LIMINAL LIGHT, was held at The Old Brewery Gallery during the Hungerford Arts Festival over the summer. Reviews said her work was “above the ordinary” and embraces semi-abstraction. We expect the same connotations during her stay in the ONCA Gallery, and with new, unseen works on the agenda, there’s no room to disappoint.
The solo show has been a result of a crowdfunding campaign, and Rigby has told us that some gallery sales will be donated to Surfers Against Sewage. A charity working with communities to protect oceans, waves, beaches and marine life. So as you visit her new exhibition this coming November, not only will you be introduced to a local artist, but you will be helping Rigby give back to what has given her so much inspiration throughout her artistic career.
Check out her work on her website: lilyrigby.com
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