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Old Friends ~ New Tricks

Elsie Wigmore introduces the Exhibition:

80th Birthday - Big Event!

Harry and Bridget have given me a wonderful opportunity to celebrate it by having a show of my work with a few of my many talented friends:

Andrea Bailey, Elisabeth Bailey, Paul Blackwell, Jean Cunion, John Egerton, Peter Hicks, Christine Pybus & Anne Thornhill

came to this area 26 years ago and was delighted by the wealth of creativity and number of talented artists.  I had the good fortune to make many friends and was mentored by gifted professionals.

I have had a long career teaching, mainly ceramics in Sheffield schools and in the adolescent unit of a psychiatric hospital in Middlesbrough.  When I retired I took up painting in water colours and concentrated on cliff scenes and flower pictures in this medium. Over the years I have taken part in exhibitions held locally in Whitby and North Yorkshire, at the Ferens Gallery, Hull and with the RNLI. Throughout this time I was also dedicated to life drawing.  In fact I have been drawing people – imaginary or from life – for the past 75 years and it is central to my work now.

I work in charcoal, conte and pastel on a variety of papers using selected models. Sometimes I take these drawings and work them further, enhancing, using my own creative style, over a period of time.

All art is eclectic and I cannot really define where my influences come from but I am certain that it is the excitement of the next drawing or picture that keeps me ‘ticking’.”

Click here to visit Anne's website
Click here to see what Elisabeth is upto
Click here to visit Christine's website
Click here to visit Peter's website
Click here to visit Paul's website
April 2015 - click here see John's latest work on You Tube