Margaret Uttley. Traces of the Fen Please Note: Extended to Friday 25 August 2017

The dates of this exhibition have been extended to: Friday 25 August 2017

Margaret Uttley. Sculptures of Time. Mixed media on paper.

The works in this exhibition include powerful charcoal drawing and mixed media paintings. The main subject of the exhibition is the outstanding Special Area of Conservation the wetlands of Malham Fen, North Yorkshire.

Margaret Uttley was born in Todmorden in 1965. After studying an Art Foundation Course at Percival Whitley College, Halifax, she went to study Fine Art at Bristol University. Margaret's work has featured in many exhibitions and in 2015 she was awarded a grant by Arts Council England for her exhibition at Dean Clough Gallery Halifax and Gallery Oldham.

Margaret says that growing up in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire had a huge influence on her as an artist: ‘This environment was really exposed, isolated and at times harsh. This was my playground, with wide-open spaces to run around in and explore. The dramatic, spacious environment was rich in texture and full of interest and it changed with the seasons – this stimulated me and influenced the purpose of my work.