In Association with Maldon Art Trail, we are delighted to present you with two exhibitions running throughout the 2018 Maldon Festival.
Harvest Time by Bernard Cheese and Soupe de Poissons by Chloe Cheese
Haylett's Gallery, Throughout the Maldon Festival.
Chloe Cheese(b. London 1952) is an illustrator, painter and print-maker and the daughter of two artists, Bernard Cheese (1925-2013) and Sheila Robinson (1925-1988). Her childhood was spent in Great Bardfield, Essex along with fellow artists Edward Bawden, Michael Rothenstein and others. She studied at Cambridge School of Art. Chloe began working as an artist and illustrator after leaving the Royal College in 1976. Her own artwork is very personal; she is interested in recording or evoking the small incidents of daily life, explaining…
‘Perhaps because I grew up in a village full of artists who chose objects for decoration and daily use in a careful and individual way I often choose still life subjects’.
She also retains a sense of history and how it subtly infiltrates our visual landscape. Shells, kitchenware personal objects, Parisian cafe’s, Museums, monuments are each delicately woven together using watercolours, monoprints lithographs and etchings in a unique style that can only be Chloe Cheese.
Chloe’s works are held in collections including Tate Britain, V&A Museum, The Museum of London and the Arts Council of Great Britain. She has illustrated numerous books including Antonio Carluccio's A Passion fonor Pasta.
Bernard Cheese, too studied at the Royal College followed by an invitation to work on Festival of Britain murals by tutor and close friend Edward Bawden in Great Bardfield, where he moved to. He also taught printmaking at St Martin's, Royal College and Goldsmiths, later settling to live in Nayland near Colchester.
In his work, Bernard is a quiet observer of everyday life. He would take a big plain sketchbook to the South of France and draw in pencil with notes about colour to use when he re drew the image on zinc plates for his lithographs. He expresses a fascination with landscape and the patterns imposed by man on to nature. With many of Bernard’s prints there is only one still available.
Bernard has work in Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Collection, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York Public Library and more than 100 artworks, Aberystwyth University