Timely exhibition for new mother
FIRST-TIME mother will showcase her latest artwork at an exhibition next month.
New mum Margaret Mee, from Chesham, has been juggling childcare and creativity in preparation for this year’s Bucks Open Studios event.
The people of Chesham are no strangers to Margaret’s artwork. She was one of a group of artists responsible for the successful Reasons to be Cheerful event in 2013.
Her flamingo sculptures that strutted up and down the high street now reside quietly on her patio.
More recently Margaret’s time has been filled with bringing up her eight-month-old daughter.
Trying to find time to be creative has not been easy but turning the dining room table into a temporary art studio and working around nap times has enabled Margaret to develop a new body of figurative artwork.
The small canvas feature figures in different environments. Many of them feature clock or compass motifs.
“I think this is my subconscious making me aware of how precious my time is now and the changes in direction for our family,” Margaret explained.
Margaret will be exhibiting her work at Hastoe Village Hall from Saturday, June 6 to Wednesday, June 10.
A group of six artists have come together to put on a dynamic event that will ‘stimulate the soul’. And if the art work does not match your taste, then the cream teas served over the weekend certainly will.
A wide range of disciplines is represented by the different artists: Kate Hampton is exhibiting fine art photographic work including images from her new Mexico series alongside other travel, nature and photo-journalistic pieces; Lynn Allen has created stunning prints and paintings influenced by the patterns and shapes found in landscape, everyday objects and the human form; Brian Robinson’s watercolour paintings have been inspired by the play of sun and shadow on land and water creating mesmerising scenes and Margaret Mee’s contemporary figurative drawing and painting explores the body language and emotions of dancers in large pastel pieces as well as small canvases exploring figures and their relationship with their environment.
Sally Bassett’s paintings are full of energy and colour. They are inspired by landscape and the changing seasons or wild sea coasts. Elizabeth Foster’s powerful display of bronze portraits will certainly captivate the audience and turn a few heads as will her colourful works of fused glass.
The exhibition runs from Saturday, June 6 until Wednesday, June 10 from 12pm to 6pm each day.
The artists will be present and visitors will have opportunity to meet and chat with them.
Margaret added: “The exhibition promises to have something for everyone whether you are looking for that special something or just want to stimulate your soul.”
As well as larger artworks there will be cards, prints and smaller pieces available for sale as well as refreshments. Margaret Mee with flamingos – her work can be seen at Hastoe Village Hall next month