Venue address: 42, Tarrant Street
Betsey Hodgkinson's work combines traditional brush and pen calligraphic media with digital painting techniques, reflecting her interests in the contemporary arts of Japan and Korea. Inspired by the works of Hiroshi Nagai and Yayoi Kusama, she aims to follow in the footsteps of the 'City Pop' art movement of the 1970s. Utilising bright colours and minimalist techniques, a sense of dream-like isolation is depicted in her paintings.
Introduced to the digital medium on visiting a 2012 David Hockney exhibition, she has found it a source of great fascination; the iPad makes for a portable medium with infinite resources, which is perfect for a full-time student.