Dates: 21st, 22nd, 23rd September 11.00—4.00 pm daily
Venue: Afonwen Antique and Craft Centre CH7 5UB
Thelma L Evans
I was a Cheshire art teacher for 31 years. Now that I am retired I have the time to produce my own work. I have exhibited locally in Birkenhead, Neston, Buckley, Chester, Colwyn Bay and Halkyn; further away in Winsford and London, and abroad in San Giovanni Valdarno, Tuscany and in Provence.
I have had one man shows in Buckley and Chester, Prestatyn and Colwyn Bay, and demonstrate monthly , exhibiting at Afon Wen craft centre near Cilcain having done so for over 10 years.
I enjoy painting landscapes in acrylics using a wash and detail technique which have evolved from the challenge of capturing rapid pen and ink drawings of “suggestivism” landscapes in a very limited time from any fast moving transport ! These sketches also inspire landscapes from my subconscious which I like to develop as quickly as possible, enjoying the way each painting develops differently.
The landscapes of real places are all done from my own photographs none are from secondary sources, but I allow the painting to develop its’ own “Sense of Place” I have also explored the possibilities of sets of 2 to 6 “multi-way” triangles, rectangles or hexagonal canvases that can be turned around and swapped around within a group to give a variety of arrangements, these are landscape, floral or abstract designs.
I have undertaken commissions to produce paintings that suit specific locations and room settings, these range in size from a waterfall on a 30 ft staircase to tiny painted stones, and canvases ranging in size from A5 to 4ft by 6ft.
I have also been asked to produce paintings to match décor and furnishings, these make good wedding gifts, and features for interior design.
The floral paintings are all done from the fresh flower straight onto the canvas ,to capture the liveliness and the characteristics of the plants growth. I have also been asked paint favourite flowers as gifts and memories for someone special.
All paintings are unique and will never be repeated. If the one you like is sold I can produce something similar yet still unique. I also do bespoke work from your own images collating several images to emphasise the memories.
Limited Edition, Signed Prints of many of the paintings are also available.
If you have a specific request for a landscape or floral painting, please leave your number and the details of your request and I will ring you back.
I was one of the tutors at Burton Manor College holding day courses and I tutor twice monthly painting classes in Daleside Strikes Garden Centre.
Group tuition or in-service R. + R. painting sessions can be arranged at your chosen venue . Prices available on request .
Please contact me if interested on 01244 548 501.