The Colour And The Shape Exhibition

Living Magazines The colour and the shape

Following a successful collaboration last year, Catherine Hay and Anil Mistry are joining forces again to exhibit together at the Open Door in Berkhamsted this October.

The exhibition will focus on brand new works from both artists, where the structure and form of Anil’s mixed media art sits beautifully alongside Catherines large, colourful abstract canvas paintings.

Catherine paints mainly with water mixable oils as the luscious, blendable quality of oil paint lends itself perfectly to her style. She creates bold, colourful interpretations of the natural world that celebrate the instinct and freedom of nature, away from influences of humankind.

With life being so regimented over the past 18 months, this latest collection shows Catherine channeling the sky and stripping away all rules and regulations, delivering a true ‘abstract rebellion’!

‘The experience of producing this collection has been both liberating and cathartic. Each artwork emerging through an instinctive journey…some were swift and direct, others long and winding. The results are strong, impactful artworks, which I hope will speak of many different emotions and feelings.’

Anil’s mixed media art combines collage, screen printing and acrylic painting to create stylistically unusual, misfit and often overlooked elements from cityscapes and environments to create beautiful compositions of unseen landscapes.

From being land-locked in the UK during the pandemic, his new collection takes a closer look at buildings, bridges and statues from London. The new pieces use patterns and vintage graph papers to reference the planning, form and structures that sit behind the creation of our cities. A key feature is the often oversized palm trees in unusual places giving familiar London scenes a fresh, glamorous and exotic twist that bring the heat and style of more tropical locations to our shores.

More information on both artists can be found here:

The show runs from 4-16 October at Open Door, 360-364 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 1HU. Opening times 10.30am to 3.30pm Mon to Sat.