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Drawing with Scissors

an exhibition of collage & paintings
Jacqui Mair
also on display
Portsmouth Ships’ Figureheads by Kevin Dean
Private View Thursday 25th October 6-8.30pm
Exhibition 26th October to 24th November 2018

Collage Workshops at Jack House Gallery
Saturday 10th November
Sunday 18th November

 It was Henri Matisse who first described the art of collage as 'drawing with scissors' when he adopted the technique in his old age. The basic pleasure of chopping and snipping and gluing and the ability to move shapes and overlay textures and colours, 'cutting directly into colour, abolishing the conflicts – between colour and line, emotion and execution,'reinvigorated the art of his later years and sparked a new and bold creativity which was breath taking to his great contemporary Picasso. Jacqui Mair loves the freeing nature of collage and the pleasure of juxtaposing shapes to build compositions, 'I have been collaging for most of my life; I trained as a printmaker and found that the process of layering is very similar to collage. I think my major love is paper and I am at my happiest with a very sharp pair of scissors and a glue pot, cutting and pasting and drawing with scissors.'

There will be 2 workshops to be led by Jacqui during the course of her show. Click here for more information and to book a place contact Rebecca at or by phone 07503152848

Also on display ‘Portsmouth Ships’ Figureheads’ a series of watercolours by artist/designer/ illustrator Kevin Dean. For full details click here