TWO: Northern Abstracts At Saul Hay Gallery

At Saul Hay Gallery, we aim to show the true diversity of UK art with an ever-changing roster of artists. From 27 January to 10 March sees a fresh showcase of work, themed around abstract painting from Northern artists. As ever, there’s something for every budget and every persuasion; whether you’re an avid collector or after that special one-off piece. TWO artists include:

Lisa Denyer - Manchester. Based at Mirabel Studios, Lisa was shortlisted for the 2016 Greater Manchester Arts Prize and is currently on a residency at Galerie Martin Mertens in Berlin. Her work is characterised by bold geometric shapes and the use of textural collage.

Martin Nash - Manchester. A co-director of Rogue Studios, Martin is known for his visceral, harmonious use of colour. His work features in the collections of Bob Geldof, Griff Rhys Jones and The Eagles’ Don Henley.

David Stanley - Standish. Based at Cross Street Studios, David is an internationally exhibited artist and member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. Created by layering multiple fine glazes, his paintings resemble atmospheric vistas of light and shade.

Steven Heaton - Standish. Director of Cross Street Studios, Steven is inspired by the interaction between mechanics and the landscape. Texture and surface is explored through materials from oil and acrylics to corroded metal and wire.

Paul Brotherton - Warrington. A painter and lecturer whose teaching includes projects for Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Art Gallery, Paul has exhibited across Europe and the USA: spanning both figurative and abstract with his expressionist canvases.

James Moss - Manchester. A painter and graduate of the Manchester School of Art, James is also Gallery & Exhibitions Organiser at The Portico Library. An interdisciplinary artist, he has taken part in over 150 events throughout the UK and France.

Donal Moloney - Manchester. A senior MMU fine art lecturer, Donal is also a celebrated painter himself: last year scooping ‘Visitors Choice Winner’ in the John Moores Painting Prize. Intriguing and fantastical, his work combines painting with image fragments from a wide variety of sources.

Jason Thompson - Liverpool. A Liverpool Art Prize 2014 finalist, Jason works with enamel paints and layers of varnish on wooden panels: taking inspiration from everyday processes like botany and mechanics.

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