On Saturday 17th of August my wife and I visited the wonderful retrospective exhibition of Frank Bowling’s work. Although he has been painting for sixty years this is his first retrospective. Despite much early success I did not discover Bowling till the early eighties therefore his early figurative work was new to me and I have to say that I do not find this work nearly so interesting as his abstract work which really started when he moved to New York in the mid- sixties. One aspect of this early work which did intrigue me was his use of stencils made from photos of his mother’s variety emporium in his home town.
As you may have seen on the WNAA Facebook page Helen and I have been in the Isles of Scilly for a weeks R&R. I can recommend the islands as being a very interesting place to visit. We hadn’t been before, but you do need to be reasonably fit as walking is the only entertainment, but certainly very special. The Tresco island is the most interesting with lots of sea history and the gardens built on the side of a hill are splendid with plants and flora from around the world.
Bonnard: Braque: Degas: Dufy: Kisling: Lautrec: Matisse: Modigliani: Marquet: Monet: Marie Laurencin: Pascin: Picasso: Renoir: Zandomeneghi:
Names to conjure up images in your imagination and a Not to be missed exhibition in Le Cannet this year at Musee Bonnard.
The 2019 Spring Exhibition which took place over the Easter weekend was a success with 118 pieces from 61 artists plus mounted work and cards.
Thornham village hall is a great venue. It’s light, airy and has good facilities.
On Tuesday 12 February at Knights Hill, David Cook, one of our professional artists, gave a really informative and interesting talk to around 20 members of the Association. There were so many members talking to him and asking questions afterwards I was worried he was not going to be able to get away home!
Is it true that Shakespeare, himself, graced the stage of St. George’s Guildhall Theatre in 1592? Hard to believe when looking at this Grade I listed building in need of much love, care and renovation. But yes, it is true!