This incredible portfolio breaks new ground again for Chess's studios, & consists of a stunning selection of new, animal & wildlife based artworks. The artist has really pushed her style to make her pieces even more eye-catching and significant for both potential new clients and her regular collectors alike .
Chess uses genuine & authentic newspaper and magazine articles & clippings to create bespoke collages which she then paints over with a derivative of newspaper inks. This give her works a unique perspective and appearance which has become so easily recognisable. Each artwork is accompanied by a separate document of authenticity, which lists the details of the newspapers and magazines used in the creation of each original artwork.
"Nature has always been a huge influence on my work, whether that’s by helping me choose colours and subjects or guiding my selection of printed materials. So, being able to release my nature-centric “Habitat Collection” in one of the UK’s most beautiful natural areas, the Lake District, feels really special. The Collection is all about celebrating the influence that the natural world has on our day-to-day lives, from fashion and interior decorating to questions of climate change and preservation.
My family hails from the north of England, so I was lucky enough to visit the Lake District and WFA recently whilst on a family trip, and hope to visit again very soon to see my works on display at the stunning new gallery location. Matthew and Dawn have created such an impressive gallery space, and the new location further ties the art in the gallery to the natural art of the unique Lake District landscape"