Tales from the Fen: Gallery feature

This January and February you can enjoy and purchase the work of local artist Lizzie Ault. Her Tales from the Fen exhibition is found in the gallery within the visitor centre at WWT Welney.

Our gallery hosts the work of artist Lizzie Ault throughout January and February, treat yourself to a piece of Tales from the Fen.

Meet Lizzie herself as part of our World Wetlands Day weekend. Full details below.

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Lizzie and her work in her own words:

Where the water meets the sky

Works on paper by Lizzie Ault

The creative work I produce is all about my local area, the East Anglian Fens, the wildlife, the folklore, the history and how we connect with it. I don't think we celebrate this area enough. It's completely unique in this country and I have grown to love its subtle beauty. For me the magic is in the whole experience; the sound of the wind in the reeds and the different bird calls as well as the play of light and the sound of the water. There is a wealth of history and folklore here that fuels my creativity.

I have exhibited at galleries including Babylon gallery in Ely and VK gallery in St Ives. I am a registered member of Cambridge Open Studios and take part in the summer and winter events. I studied BA Fine Art Painting at University of Wales Institute Cardiff and worked for 10 years as a graphic designer before returning to fine art in 2020. I grew up half in urban Kent and lived in rural Oxfordshire. I now live and practise in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

The pieces in this exhibition are all about the wildlife that live in this region; both in the sky on the land and under the water. The works are a mixture of reduction lino prints, mixed media collage and digital illustrations all skilfully representing the gentle and elusive beauty of the wetlands.

Meet Lizzie herself as part of our World Wetlands Day weekend. Chat to the artist who's work you can admire and purchase from our current gallery. Learn more about the techniques used in creating these beautiful works of art and what inspired individual pieces within the exhibition.

Friday 2 February, 10am - 2pm
Saturday 3 February, 10am - 4.30pm

For details of artwork by Lizzie Ault please contact her via talesfromthefen@gmail.com

You can follow Lizzie and view more of her projects on her social media accounts:

Facebook: facebook.com/talesfromthefen

Instagram: instagram.com/talesfromthefen

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