IN CONVERSATION WITH LYDIA HAINES

Untitled – Mixed Media

Interview with Esther Boehm

WHAT MADE YOU COME TO DOCKING?
Proximity to the coast and London as well as the dry windy atmosphere which dries the screens more quickly! Childhood memories – my grandmother was born and lived in Norfolk all her life.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE GETTING LINKED UP WITH THE ARTISTIC COMMUNITY IN NORFOLK?
Moving to Norfolk and meeting Liz Falconbridge at the Kings Lynn Arts Centre created links to the local art scene and thats how I got involved with WNAA. Its such a diverse group as well and provided opportunities to exhibit and lead numerous workshops and meet interesting artists.

David Hockney

Going up Garrowby Hill

Tate Britain
9th February – 29th May 2017

Helen and I set off for a day in London combining a meet up with friends for lunch and finishing up at Tate Britain for the new David Hockney: 60 Years of Work.

Stan Peach

Looking for Someone

Stan Peach writes:
Two of my works ( mezzotints ) have been preselected for the New English Art Club exhibition at the Mall Galleries 31st March to 30th April in London, also I have been invited to submit my works to the National Society for membership. It is such an honour to be invited knowing that some of the artistic greats have trodden the same boards and although I might be in the same room, I do understand there is a long way to go to be on the same wall.

Two Christmas Treats

Margaret Mann and Stephen Martyn get up close to Salvador Dali

On Christmas Eve we got off a coach in the seaside town of Cadaquez, beside a statue of none other than one of Catalonia’s most famous sons, Salvador Dali. A twenty-minute walk later, through the back streets, having followed signs with a curly moustache to Casa Dali, we arrived in the pretty fishing village of Portlligat. Down by the seashore were several white cottages, one of which had been Dali and his wife Gala’s home.

Frank Gibson

Our  most senior member is still turning the work out at 92 and you can see his work displayed at Picturecraft Holt from the 7th March until 5th April.

What an inspiration to us all.

The Gallery, Picturecraft
23 Lee’s Yard, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6HS

March News from Greyfriars Art Space……..

6 – 18 MARCH

BRIAN BANKS: CITIES & LANDSCAPES curated by Kathy Cossins

This exhibition continues to celebrate the work of Brian Banks (1939 – 2011). Brian, was a member of Greyfriars Art Space, who lived in Hillington and studied at St. Martin’s College of Art in the 1950’s. He was a prolific painter who exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, including solo shows in Paris and London.

Visit to Le Musee Bonnard

Le Cannet – South of France – Autumn 2016

Pierre Bonnard 1867 – 1947 – Post Impressionist and founder of the avant-garde group of artists known as Les Nabis.

When I visit my daughter Tracey, who lives in Bar sur Loup, near Grasse in the South of France, if I am very lucky, we will go to see an exhibition at one of the many musees in the area.

News from Greyfriars Art Space…….

EXHIBITION INVITATION
‘IT’S A FISHY BUSINESS’ by Tony Bellars

Tony Bellars invites you to join him at the private view of his forthcoming solo exhibition – ‘IT’S A FISHY BUSINESS’ on Saturday, 11 February, 12 noon – 4 pm
Open from 11 – 25 February …. Monday – Saturday from 10am-4pm
‘IT’S A FISHY BUSINESS’ is an exhibition of retrospective and recent paintings, sculptures and assemblages of fish and fishing.