To support Women and Health charity
Includes five local artists.
Five artists from the West Norfolk area have had paintings accepted for a fundraising exhibition to support the London charity ‘Women + Health’ which has been supporting isolated and vulnerable women, including those who are survivors of domestic violence and rape, for over 30 years.
You may have got used to seeing my textile paintings over the last few years. My primary passion is for weaving and textile design
Sometimes, as artists, whatever our style or medium it feels like a struggle to find the light. It gives life and form to our work, but we have to ask more than “where is the light coming from here?”
A17 Si Smith
14 October – 27 November at Porch Gallery, Left Bank Leeds
Si is the son of member Mike Smith who wrote this introduction to the exhibition.
My son, Simon, is a professional illustrator and spends much of his leisure time simply drawing, as well as his illustration work.
My small gallery in Holme Hale, near Swaffham, is open by appointment.
All are welcome to visit with no obligation. [Covid precautions in place.]
New Year’s Day 2020 feels like a lifetime ago now. I’m certain we all had plans, big plans, small plans, for the year – for me there were exhibitions, craft fairs, teaching, workshops and shows, with something booked all the way through from the beginning of March till Christmas. I was excited. This was going to be my busiest year ever. I worried whether I would have enough work, frames and mounts, worried about whether tools and lino would arrive in time for the classes. I was worried it might all go well; I was worried it might all go badly –
This is a difficult and trying time for us all, so here is a little breath of Cote d’Azur to cheer you up.
After all the cancellations of my trips during the spring and summer, I decided to take the bull by the horns and try to make it to France in August to see my daughter. Not sure if I was brave or foolhardy, but the journey to Luton and onwards to Nice was extremely challenging, but so worth it.
To give you a little background – I only started painting in 2014 after I closed my business and retired. I ran a successful greetings card publishing business for over 23 years designing, selling and publishing greeting cards in many different languages all over the world. During my career I met artists, illustrators, graphic designers and photographers and this fuelled my interest in art.
The Art Nouveau exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts in Norwich is a small but beautiful exhibition on the mezzanine floor. I visited in August. With plenty of space between exhibits, it’s easy to keep your distance from other visitors.
11-24 September, 2020
West Acre Gallery’s inaugural Open Exhibition will take place this September, featuring the works of 27 Norfolk artists.