Chichele College art exhibition


In spite of the current unprecedented restrictions, artists Tamsin Edwards and Marlene Snee have embraced the opportunity to concentrate on creating new and exciting portfolios of work.

In these months of great uncertainty, this creative duo are very much hoping that their Chichele College art exhibition will be able to go ahead at the end of June as planned, and continue to work towards this goal.

Since retiring as a professional art tutor, Marlene values the time to now indulge in developing her own artistic talents. She loves experimenting, with the looseness and exciting unpredictability of watercolour, allowing her to create the most atmospheric of pictures.  She also greatly enjoys using pastels to produce wonderfully realistic animal representations, as well as painting her loose and delicate Chinese artworks.

Tamsin’s style is more structured and illustrative, enabling her to work in great detail and intricacy. Many of her finished works are of a highly imaginative nature, combining fantasy and surrealism to create unique images.  Illustrator to several books in the past, Tamsin is hoping to have limited edition signed copies of her most recent published work on sale.  Don’t Push Granny in the Nettles is a collaboration with professional linguist Clare Jones, to create a humorous but educational, second in the series, book of French expressions.

Both ladies have distinctive and very different talents, which makes exhibiting together the perfect union.  There is something for everyone in their work, and many visitors return year after year to see their latest pictures.

In addition, spiritual artist and sculptress Michaela Cordes is planning to be exhibiting some of her own unique abstract ink paintings, in the upstairs gallery area.

All being well, the artists will be throwing open the doors of historic Chichele College & medieval garden in Higham Ferrers, over the weekend of 27th & 28th June 2020. This FREE exhibition should be open from 9am until 5pm on the Saturday, and 10am until 4pm on the Sunday, and all visitors will be most welcome. There is no onsite car park, but there is free parking on the surrounding streets and local car parks, and pedestrian access through the garden from Saffron Road. There is disabled access to the ground floor and gardens, and a toilet available on request.

As with all events during 2020, everything is subject to Covid-19 virus restrictions: but the artists very much hope that June will bring us all a little normality back into our lives.

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