National Trust country mansion at Erddig welcomes A Garden Retrospective by Liz Mellor

By Culture24 Staff | 20 April 2010
A picture of a vivid, rich painting of dark red leaves

Exhibition: A Garden Retrospective, Erddig, Wrexham, until April 28 2010

The lush surroundings of National Trust property Erddig, an 18th century country house near Wrexham, are probably the perfect setting for Liz Mellor's Garden Retrospective.

Specialising in vibrant pastels, the respected painter has taken her interpretations of greenery across the UK and Europe, maintaining journals along the way.

A picture of a blue oil painting of a garden scene

This is the first time Mellor has been part of an exhibition at Erddig

The personal documentations of her projects, experimental sketches and creative thinking during the past 20 years accompany the works, providing a written commentary to direct observations of Welsh gardens.

Despite finding inspiration in her native landscape, this show also marks the first time Mellor has exhibited at Erddig, representing something of a homecoming for the local lass.

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