Colour­ful char­ac­ter sparked bright idea

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Sam Len­non

ARTIST Bar­bara Seth has achieved a long-time am­bi­tion by pro­duc­ing a chil­dren’s book. Mr Con­fetti is based on her chance meet­ing in the early-1960s with a colour­ful char­ac­ter who made his own con­fetti and threw it at ma­jor pub­lic events such as the Lord Mayor’s Show. The book also in­cludes ex­am­ples of her art­work. Mrs Seth, 89, is a well­known lo­cal artist in her vil­lage, Wye, and this sum­mer dis­played her tal­ents in the Wye Art Ex­hi­bi­tion. She stud­ied at the Med­way School of Art in Rochester from 1936 to 1939 and has ex­hib­ited in Lon­don, Paris, Rome and Brus­sels. Last year she re­pub­lished her late hus­band Ron­ald’s book about his Sec­ond World War ad­ven­tures as a se­cret agent, A Spy has No Friends. Mr Con­fetti is avail­able in Wye shops such as Wye­books, Wye News and Tick­ety­boo. A pro­por­tion of sales will be do­nated to Pil­grims Hospice.

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