Judith Alsop Miles

Artist and Urban Sketcher

  • brushes and drum

Sunday15 September 2019

diggle edge

From the Pyrenees to the Pennines:

An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings & Sketchbooks

9 September - 1 October 2017

Community Gallery, Saddleworth Museum and Gallery

High Street, Uppermill, OL3 6HS

Judith Alsop Miles grew up in Saddleworth. More recently, she spent a decade living and working in the Languedoc region of southern France. There she pursued two parallel careers, as a professional translator specialising in French and Spanish, and as an artist, sketching and painting the landscape, towns and villages of the Pyrenean foothills where she settled with her family.

On returning to Saddleworth three years ago, Judith turned her eye and her brush to the Pennine hills and villages as well as the urban environment of Greater Manchester.

This exhibition presents paintings and sketchbooks from both periods of her life. They offer a fascinating glimpse into the similarities and differences between these two landscapes and communities. Judith’s work captures the nuances of light and shadow, form and colour, and reveals a deep love and keen eye for the beauty of both of these regions. As with her translating work, her art allows us to move back and forth between two different worlds, and helps us to see and appreciate their unique features.

Exhibition Opening: Saturday 9 September 1-4 pm.