Award-winning artist to present new exhibition in Ely inspired by local landscape

PUBLISHED: 06:00 23 September 2020

Ely painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11. Picture: AMY WORMALD

Ely painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11. Picture: AMY WORMALD

Archant

An Ely artist is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery.

Ely painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11: 'Storey's Field and Orchard's Green'. Picture: AMY WORMALDEly painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11: 'Storey's Field and Orchard's Green'. Picture: AMY WORMALD

Contemporary painter Amy Wormald’s colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11.

Inspired by the Fens, construction and growth, her range of work includes small studies of colour in nature, large canvases of building sites and roadworks, and a series of paintings showing fen skies and vibrant sunsets. Original framed works in oil and acrylic will be available to browse or buy.

The exhibition was originally scheduled to take place in April but was postponed.

Ely painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11: 'Fen Skies'. Picture: AMY WORMALDEly painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11: 'Fen Skies'. Picture: AMY WORMALD

She said: “The work has been stacked up around my house just waiting for an audience.”

Amy graduated with a fine art degree in 2002 but stopped painting soon after, and didn’t pick up a paintbrush again until 2016. 

She started exhibiting in 2017, and won accolades in the Cambridge Open Art Exhibition in 2017, best in show at Cambridge open art exhibition 2018 and top 20 award in Cambridge open art exhibition 2019. 

Ely painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11. Picture: AMY WORMALDEly painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11. Picture: AMY WORMALD

Amy staged her first solo exhibition in September 2018 at the RIBA prize-winning Storeys Field Centre.

In 2019 she was spotted as an emerging contemporary artist to watch, and was shortlisted for the D-Contemporary Painting Prize in London.

Amy’s exhibition catalogue can be viewed on the Babylon Arts website.

Ely painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11: '2020 Vision'. Picture: AMY WORMALDEly painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11: '2020 Vision'. Picture: AMY WORMALD

The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm, and entry is free.

Ely painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11: 'King's Meadow'. Picture: AMY WORMALDEly painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11: 'King's Meadow'. Picture: AMY WORMALD

Ely painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11: 'River Great Ouse'. Picture: AMY WORMALDEly painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11: 'River Great Ouse'. Picture: AMY WORMALD

You may also want to watch:

Ely painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11. Picture: AMY WORMALDEly painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11. Picture: AMY WORMALD

Ely painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11: Fen Skies. Picture: AMY WORMALDEly painter Amy Wormald is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery. Her colourful work will be on display in an exhibition titled ‘20-mile radius’ from September 29 to October 11: Fen Skies. Picture: AMY WORMALD


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ely Standard