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Picture of the Month

January 2020
by Heather McAteer

Image of trees inside a house

Imagined interior
Embossed paper, charcoal
105 × 148cm

For the start of the year I’ve chosen this Imagined interior, which has had my mind wondering. As anyone who knows me, I like an image that makes you think. Could this be a futuristic statement about the condition of the planet, where the only place we may see a tree is in a greenhouse or terrarium, a museum, a laboratory or as suggested only in our imagination.

We can at this time of year take inspiration from the wonderful shapes and shadows created by the bare trees that surround us, taking a closer look in anticipation of the spring. As artists we’d be pretty lost without trees, as indeed we would be as humans.

Happy New Year!

Chosen from our Online Art Gallery by Martina Hildebrandt


The Reading Guild of Artists (RGA), founded in 1930, is a diverse group of professional and amateur artists in the Berkshire area.

The RGA holds regular creative art workshops and free art exhibitions throughout the year.

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Updated: 22 Jan 2020


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The Blue Shadow


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