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The Joy of Art - Painting for Pleasure Exhibition 2009

Artists Linda Mills, Shirley Myhill and Tina Frith at the third annual Painting for Pleasure exhibition

Hethersett is blessed with a number of art groups and talented artists. One of the best of these is the Painting for Pleasure group which held its third annual exhibition in Hethersett Village Hall.

Once again many mixed Media were used from watercolours to oils, acrylic to photography as the talented group of artists go from strength to strength under the tutelage of Linda Goldspink.

Linda started the group in 2006 and since then the annual exhibitions have been dominated by artists who achieve just what they set out to - painting for pleasure.

The joy these local people obtain from their work was evident for all to see and the freedom of expression saw still life sitting side by side with portraiture, local scenes vying for attention with scenes from further afield and abroad and a display of some impressive interpretive work.

There were also craft stalls selling diverse items ranging from knitted angels and jewellery to dolls and cup cake pin cushions. Refreshments were served throughout the day to stream of visitors, proving that the annual exhibition has also become a village social focal point.

 

The Joy of Art - Painting for Pleasure Exhibition 2008

Top - Images from the 2008 exhibition. Below left Gerald Allison with some of his work and right artists show off their work. Click on photos for larger images.

Few groups reflect their name quite as well as the Hethersett Painting for Pleasure art group which held its second annual exhibition in Hethersett Village Hall.

The pleasure that these local artists get from painting was evident for all to see in a top class display that shows a marked improvement over the past 12 months.

The group was started in January 2006 by Linda Goldspink and soon expanded to over 30 members who wanted to express themselves through a number of different art mediums from acrylic to watercolour, oils to pastels.

A steady stream of visitors throughout the day paid testimony to the attraction of an exhibition that included landscapes, portraits and some unusual takes on local themes alongside poignant paintings depicting Dunkirk and a number of other themes. A number of paintings were sold during the day.

Linda Goldspink said that the group has been going from strength to strength with many artists showing great improvement during the year.

The event also included a number of craft stalls and café-style music from the Trio Pizzicatos.  Refreshments were served throughout the day.

 

The Joy of Art - Painting for Pleasure Exhibition 2007

 

The joy of painting was evident to see as Hethersett Village Hall played host to the first exhibition by a group of local artists who simply paint for pleasure. 

Works by the Hethersett Painting for Pleasure group attracted well over 200 people on a cold and windy afternoon. 

The group began in January 2006 as the brainchild of Linda Goldspink and now has over 30 members. 

The exhibition illustrated the wide range of subjects and mediums featured by the group. Watercolours were in the ascendancy but there were also pastels mingling with oil and acrylics and Linda herself had a number of framed photographs on display proving that art can transcend styles. 

Still life, portraits and landscapes were all on display and a number of paintings were sold during the event with proceeds from the sale of refreshments going to St Remigius Parish Church’s Development and Restoration Appeal. 

The event also included a number of craft stalls and café-style music from the Trio Pizzicatos. 

Anybody interested in finding out more or joining the group can contact Linda Goldspink on 01603 810503.