Monday 31st October PV 2.30pm - 9pm TALKING TREES - celebration of trees, their profundity, their mundanity, their
Tuesday 1st Nov By Appointment Only - please contact Isobel at Isobel.firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time
Over the last decade, Isobel Kimberley has been drawing from the same tree in
Greenwich Royal Park, exhibiting the work in
two group shows and one retrospective. These gothic-realist pencil drawings were
featured in national specialist publication
"Living Woods" and are now sitting in private collections all over the UK.
"Talking Trees" is an expansion of this focus
to encorperate trees that play an important part in other peoples lives: their
history, their future and the sense of legacy inherant in a tree.
Isobel has interviewed 6 people with diverse relationships to wood and trees:
hardwood importer, social worker, luthier, garden designer,
tree surgeon, social activist.
Edited transcripts of the interviews will be exhibited with the drawingsIsobel Jane Kimberley
Isobel is kindly donating a percentage of any sales from the show to Brockley Society Tree Committee
Born in Yorkshire 1969 Isobel gained a combined degree in Fine Art and English Literature from Leeds University in 1992. Incorporating a six month study in Wisconsin, USA under Olympia Ogalvie. Relocating to America she won a scholarship from Des Moines Arts Center then moved to Alaska where she gained gallery representation, commissions for book illustrations and private commissions. Returning to the UK in 1997 Isobel settled in London continuing her education, studying and working with June Collier, The Princes Drawing School (now the Royal Drawing School), The Royal Academy, City Lit. Isobel has explored the Cecil Collins technique and was sighted as an expert in Nomi Rowe's "In Celebration of Cecil Collins" (Published by Foolscap, 2008).
A full time touring musician, songwriter and arranger Isobels interests include pencils, paper, trees and tobacco.