Great Yarmouth, a thriving east coast town of Norfolk, recently refurbished its library gallery and Seachange Arts have invited Norfolk and Waveney artists to submit work for an open exhibition under the theme RENEWAL.
I needed a third piece to go with my Cyclamen Glen acrylic and Dandelion Time canvas. Having noted that snowdrop time had come around again, I was lead to the wonderful display at Walsingham, the small North Norfolk village reknowned for its annual pilgrimage. Above is the finished framed acrylic painting showing part of the snowdrop walk measuring 22" x 18". I was pleased with the limited palette and impressionist ground cover and it all seemed to work well together right from the start.
For your interest, I also show images of two stages of the painting.
We were asked to explain how our work represents the exhibition theme of RENEWAL, and here is my response - as ever taking me back to my natural history studies.
- 'All these plants painted herald the renewal of life year on year from the cyclamen in the woodland glen, the snowdrops fighting up through the cold winter earth, to the dandelion seed with its cleverly structured parachute to be carried away by the wind to grow anew far from its parent plant. '