Thursday, 16 August 2018

Mingling with celebs at Fashion Awards Night

TV presenter and art collector Anne Davies invited me to the East Midlands Fashion Awards 2018.  Anne and co-host fashion expert Patrick Grant joined us to watch paralympian Richard Whitehead and BBC’s Lucy Martin take to the catwalk amongst the professional models. I bumped into a few famous faces!
An atmospheric backdrop of theatrical lighting took place in the magnificent setting of St.Mary’s Church, Nottingham, an excellent venue to convey the amazing talent of our Universities.  Money raised was donated to Rainbows Hospice.























Monday, 18 June 2018

The Cank Street Gallery Summer Open Art Exhibition 2018

  

The walls are amass with colour as creativity dazzled around every corner of the Cank Street Gallery at Thursday's Private View.  Hundreds gathered and drank the bar dry by 7.15pm as we arrived!  Tim, Anetha & myself captured a glimpse of the atmosphere on such a fabulous evening.

My entry 'The Globe,' £295

Anetha Hunte & Lizzy Hewitt

Lizzy Hewitt artist

Artist Sue Graham with her landscape
Lizzy Hewitt, Judith Linley & Anetha Hunte

Maryam Naraghi, Lizzy Hewitt & Anethe Hunte

Maryam Naraghi with her daughters


Tim Noakes




Gallery Staff Stefan (left) chats with artist Linda Sharman (2nd from right)
Artists Jim Griffiths (left) and Paul Barrand


Visitors enjoy an extensive selection of artworks
A visitor enjoys a view of 2nd prize winners work,
George Sfougaras for Yiayia (Grandmother)
 (centre)


Sunday, 18 March 2018

Meet the Artist: Linda Sharman, Saturday 10th March 2018


Gallery panorama with Tim x2!

I took my friends along to see Leicester and LSA artist Linda Sharman at the Cank Street Gallery last Saturday.  It was a bitterly cold day so my friend’s enjoyed a hot drink and a piece of Linda’s homemade cake! (the chocolate marshmallow was to die for!)
Linda is such a lovely lady; we spoke about how her father, a successful artist, had inspired her technique.  Her exhibition ‘Visions through Light’ features a series of landscapes of Venice and Norfolk.  I’ve always liked the impressionistic quality of her work, which stands alone without any reliance on detail.  The viewer feels like they are there, present in the moment, underneath a vast expanse of sky or looking out from a Venetian bridge. There are remnants of the great impressionists Turner and Monet and like them she creates an atmospheric moment of time. 
‘Visions through Light’ exhibition runs until 21 April.
Artist's Linda Sharman (left) and Louise Ellerington
A New Day by Linda Sharman

Anetha Hunte, Tim Noakes & Lizzy