About Chloe Fremantle
Chloe Fremantle was born in London in 1950 and, between 1968-72, studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London. From 1972-87, Chloe lived in Italy, Scotland, France and New York, and has settled in London with musician and illustrator husband, Peter Blegvad.
Chloe's first solo exhibition was shown at the Centro d'incontro in Florence, in 1974. Since then, she has exhibited throughout Europe and America for solo and group exhibitions. Her most recent exhibition was at the Curwen Gallery, London in 2007.
Collections include: IBM, London; Goldman Sachs, New York; The British Land Company; Museo Orense, Spain; Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, Hong Kong; and many hospitals across the UK.
In winter, planes reveal the rich camouflage of their bark, like a glimpse of a soft-focused aerial view, constantly reflecting the changing light as it winds around their branches and trunks. They also delight us with their round hanging “baubles”, scattered through their empires, glinting and dancing wittily at us from far above. These are my focus for this project.”
“The spring brings us the fresh green of their young leaves (coupled with the physical dispersal of their “baubles” - which can be dusty).”
“In summer, their generous shade protects and offers large areas of delicious peace for us to sit beneath. And in the autumn, as their nutty brown and gold leaves cascade down for us to trample on, they again reveal their splendid souls – their extraordinary trunks and branches.”