Maria-Cristina Gardiner

Painter and printer
Industrial Landscape
Painting, Printmaking

I grew up in Italy, Florence where I studied art. After further studies in Birmingham and 30 years in various fields of architecture in the UK I took a Masters in the conservation of historic buildings at Bath University. I now work as a conservation architect in the Midlands.

My art practice is primarily concerned with man-made landscapes; industrial landscapes reclaimed by nature where it is it is still possible to imagine industry or ‘natural’ landscapes that are vast and dramatic.

My paintings begin outside where I make quick sketches of these places to capture the memory and fleeting sensations they give me. After, I process and explore this narrative in the studio where paintings emerge slowly, adding my own reality to the scenes I observed. These times and reinventions aim to give restitution to the ordinary scenes I depict and offer ambiguity which I hope the viewers can consider and resolve themselves.

Although I sketch in charcoal, inks and pastels I paint mainly in oils on aluminium board, gesso boards and canvas because I love the possibilities of the process and how the various materials react.

I also print monoprints, colleographs and reduction linocuts.

Venue address
28 Bromyard Terrace
St Johns
My house is in the middle of the terrace, on the left hand side if coming from Bromyard Road, clearly signposted. On street parking is available on the Henwick Road or Sainsbury’s, Swanpool Walk has 2 hrs free parking.
07766 201677
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11.00am - 5pm10.30am - 5pm