Timely ex­hi­bi­tion for new mother

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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

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