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Untitled (I) and Untitled (III), 2019, Ink on handmade paper

Bethany Freeman focusses on lines and uniform patterns that can be found all around us in the world. She acknowledges how our brains want to see these, even when they are not present. Over the past year, her drawings have focussed on these ‘undrawn’ patterns – images that aid our brains to see lines that have not actually been drawn!


Her process allows for imperfections, emphasising the irregularity of a hand-drawn image. Overlaying hundreds of intricately drawn ink lines, Freeman creates large compositions which hold detailed and delicate forms.

Bethany Freeman

Bethany Freeman has spent the past seven years studying art and is currently finishing an MA in Fine Art Masters at the University of Hertfordshire.

Last August Freeman opened her own pop-up gallery, Hicca, and showed her current work alongside a curated selection of work by 30 peers.

Instagram: @bethanyfreemanart

Hertfordshire Open 2020

This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between and and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.

Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.

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