When one plus one equals three artists

South West artists Lynne Mitchell and Denise Gillies have an exhibition on at ArtGeo, titled Ground Matters.
South West artists Lynne Mitchell and Denise Gillies have an exhibition on at ArtGeo, titled Ground Matters.

South West artists Lynne Mitchell and Denise Gillies have collaborated together to bring an exhibition to ArtGeo with three parts.

The former print makers each have some individual works in the exhibition along with pieces they have created together.

The pair were both members of the South West Print Makers and worked with each other for the last six years, but it was in the last 12 months when they started to work collaboratively.

“Although we had worked independently and had not seen each others work there was a parallel which threw us together,” Ms Gillies said.

They decided to do a joint exhibition and had certain ideas about how thtey would work together, with one person working on one piece and the other working on another piece and swapping over.

Ms Gillies said it did not work.

“We actually found if we stood side-by-side in the studio and worked full on together everything got worked by us both at the same time,” Ms Mitchell said.

“That is how our collaboration works.”

Ms Mitchell said because they stood side-by-side and worked on it at the same time those decisions were made instantly.

“When one does not like something – or likes something and has an idea – we just go for it,” she said.

The theme of the exhibition is Ground Matters, which includes abstract and semi-abstract works.