Sheila Tilmouth’s art is an interpretive response to the natural world. She uses macro photography to research her subject matter and frequently references the features of tiny creatures such as the wing of a butterfly or leg of a beetle with the help of digital microscopy.
Her work is detailed and closely observed. The mediums she uses are oil painting, wood engraving, lino-cut and drawing.
Her new exhibition ‘Life in the Attic’ is a journey through the store of forgotten creatures housed out of sight in the upper rooms of the Whitaker Museum and brought to life through paintings, prints, drawings and photographs. Images of specimens from the collection sit side by side with artwork inspired by creatures that live outside of the museum in the parks, gardens and open spaces that surround us.
We invite you to join us in the Main Gallery on Saturday 6th October from 2pm to enjoy the opening of this beautifully curated exhibition. The event is FREE, with a complimentary glass of wine offered and a chance to meet the Artist.
The Whitaker Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10am to 5pm.