Fine Art Pencil Portraiture Exhibition
It is that time of year again, with just a few weeks to go before the opening of the 2014 Fine Art Pencil Portraiture Exhibition at the Countryside Barn, Lobbs Farm Shop,The Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey in Mid Cornwall.
It runs from Saturday 13th September to Friday 19th September, and will be an inspirational exhibition, showcasing the talent of local artists in this traditional fine art form.
The contributing artists all have attended Learn to Draw classes with myself. Some were artists in other mediums or were returning to drawing, and the majority had little or no artistic experience. So you can imagine it is a rather nerve wracking and very brave move to display their art to the public, and I am immensely proud of every single one of them, not least because I have seen just how hard they have worked to get here.
The exhibition is the third annual show of its kind, and is the biggest yet with over 100 pieces of original art from over 30 artists. By collaborating like this we aim to showcase the incredible achievement of all of the artists involved, to promote pencil portraiture and encourage others to also learn a new skill. Many of those whose work is featured previously believed that they were unable to draw, and even in some cases, un-teachable.
The contributors are largely from St.Austell and surrounding area, with others travelling from as far as Newlyn and Plymouth. For most this will be the first time that they have shown their work publically.
Throughout the exhibition, you can meet the artists and enjoy drawing demonstrations and even have a go at some sketching yourself! There will be original works of art, plus prints and greetings cards in a variety of mediums available to purchase.
Admission to the exhibition is free, as well as to Lobbs Farm Shop and Heligan's tea room, gift shop and plant centre. There is plenty of free parking and access is disabled friendly. Dogs are allowed onsite, though not inside the exhibition itself.
Opening times are: 9.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Saturday
and 10.30am - 4.30pm on Sunday
I will be there throughout, and I and my fellow exhibitors would love to see you there. Please do come along and support us, and help spread the word by sharing this with your friends and family.