Artist and photographer team up for Cirencester exhibition

An artist and photographer from Cirencester have teamed up to showcase their work in a collaborative exhibition.

Abigail Waddell and Stephen Shepherd exhibit their work at the Corinium Museum.

Transient Light and The Landscape will explore the transient and changing nature of light in the landscape, exemplified in a series of works by each artist.

Winner of the British Contemporary Art Awards 2021, Abigail is a contemporary landscape painter working primarily in oil.

Living in Cirencester, she draws inspiration from the landscapes of the Cotswolds as she wanders through the local fields, villages and towns, as well as other parts of the UK.

Often sketching and painting en plein air, she favors oils for landscapes or the sea in which the light and especially the clouds demand an impressionistic approach.

“I’m thrilled to be exhibiting my work in my hometown with Stephen,” she said.

“I hope this collaborative exhibition will provide the visitor with a chance to see artwork and photography that will hopefully capture this moment of transient light as it moves through the landscape.”

Photographer Stephen Shepherd has spent 25 years working on documentary projects for all national press titles as well as corporate and marketing clients.

He offers an alternative take on traditional landscape photography, creating vividly colored abstract images and working in a documentary style within the landscape, rarely returning to the same location twice.

The exhibition runs from Friday March 4 to Saturday April 23.

A meeting with the artists will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday March 5 and a vernissage will take place on Wednesday April 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

See more of Abigail’s work at

Stephen’s photograph can be seen on his website:

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