A tranquil Swedish lakescape by the award-winning artist Ange Mullen-Bryan.
Whilst out looking for elk in the Swedish forests, Ange took a moment to observe the beautiful sunset over the lakes, noticing the unique impact of man on this nordic sanctuary where a section of forest has been logged and just a few pines are left standing. The loggers leave these trees for the insects and the birds, something the artist Ange calls "little touches of humanity."
Inspired by the nature that surrounds her, Ange Mullen-Bryan has a particular fondness for Nordic light and its effect on the vast skies, deep forests and sprawling lakes.This is a land where the imagination runs away and the uncanny resides, where the real and imagined co-exist. Enticed by precarious boundaries, where land meets lake and light meets dark. In these unsteady places you are neither at risk nor safe but feel both at once.
Awards: Shortlisted: Liverpool John Moores painting prize, 2008. Shortlisted: National Open Art Prize, 2015. Selected for the Royal West of England Academy Autumn Open, Bristol, 2011 & 2015.
Selected Group exhibitions: Malthouse Collective Stroud, Gloucester, 2019. Bosky Christmas, Steps Gallery, Bristol, 2016. Women Painter, Celia Lendis Gallery, Moreton in Marsh, 2012.
Solo exhibitions: Solo, Malthouse Collective Stroud, Gloucester, 2018. Winter Paintings, Stroud, Gloucester, 2010.