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This is a must see for any art lover taking a UK short break

Artist Katie Allen is bringing her wonderfully colourful work to the National Botanic Garden of Wales from August 3rd 2011.

Katie’s exhibition of limited edition prints focuses primarily on the landscapes of her native South Wales and their changing seasons and shades. She transforms them into a rich textile of patterns, forms and colours. This is a must see for any art lover taking a UK short break.

The paintings, when viewed as a whole, are of recognisable landscapes and natural forms: trees and plants, insects and birds; but, on closer inspection, they become detailed abstract patterns composed of intricate designs and subtle colour harmonies.

Anders Pleass, head of exhibitions, at Mostyn, says of Katie’s work: “Subtle variations of tone and colour are built up graphically, allowing for a plethora of historical and cultural references to jostle for attention across the picture plane: mosaic and stained glass, Persian and Indian miniatures, Arabic calligraphy, Viennese art deco, 70s psychedelia.”

Anders adds: “Katie Allen's paintings are immensely seductive to the eye. They remind us of the timeless bond of art and beauty. Each is a masterful exercise in the harmonies of colour, scale and form, and demonstrates a remarkable visual acuity.”

Born in 1967, Katie Lives and works in Swansea , South Wales and is represented by Cube Gallery, Bristol

Normal Garden admission applies: adults, £8.50; concessions, £7; children (5-16) £4.50; family ticket (two adults and up to four children) £21. There is no additional charge for the Gallery, so why not make this part of your UK short break.

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