Kate Preston Art presents, ‘Good Enough to Eat’ a brand new series of paintings by Herefordshire based artist, Alice Straker. The exhibition launches on World Mental Health Day, 10th October, in association with The Charlie Waller Trust; a brilliant small charity that supports and educates around the topic of mental health, particularly amongst young adults. It was Alice’s own battle with anxiety, and a breakdown 2016, which led her to start painting full time – which proved a ray of light, that carried her through the darkness, developing into a passion that has become her career. Alice is keen to bring to light the difficulties the pandemic has had on our mental states – the fear, the worry, the isolation and changes we’ve all had to make to our everyday lives – but also the hope and pleasure that art can bring. In this exhibition, Alice explores the food she dreamed of during lockdown, including one of her all time favourite puddings, Lemon Meringue Pie, along with a seriously wobbly jelly and a steaming pot of mussels. Alice uses a vibrant colour palette, rooted in colour theory, and thick, brave brushstrokes which result in deliciously textured paintings. This really is ‘Art you want to Eat’.
Prepare yourselves for a brave yet uplifting riot of colour which we hope these paintings will bring to your weekend.. and hopefully your walls! We are delighted to be sharing a percentage of any sales with The Charlie Waller Trust – they are such a dedicated team and with your help, we can do our bit to help them. This is a subject which affects us all.
The exhibition will be running from Saturday 10th October to Sunday 18th October online. Paintings will be available to purchase via Kate Preston www.kateprestonart.com/alicestraker