Start Date
6 May -  
End Date
12 May 2019
Various artists
Main Image
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday 7-11 May: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Sunday 12 May: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm

This exhibition is presented by a group of enthusiastic amateur artists who are gradually finding confidence and competence under the expert guidance of teacher Clive Kelly.

The exhibition shares the work of four separate classes and demonstrates a wide variety of styles and subjects.

Pablo Picasso said:

“Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”

Many of us joining these classes have never painted before, our lives following different paths and areas of employment. We share however a love of art, art history and design, and a desire to revisit the fearlessness that marked childhood artistic expression.

Clive has a talent for facilitation. He creates opportunities for ideas development, and expands and encourages individual style. The class model enables sharing and camaraderie, there is music and ongoing guidance. Coming together in these classes has enabled each of us to find a place from which self-expression and creativity can flow.


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