Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The mouth-watering traditions of the Norfolk coast are catching the eye of art fans in London thanks to the bold strokes of a local painter.
Jane Hall, from Great Yarmouth, is among the female artists showcasing her work at a ‘pop up’ exhibition in the capital, and is displaying her pieces inspired by the fun of the seaside.
Born in London, Miss Hall moved to the seaside resort as a teenager and was taken with its mix of summer attractions and rich heritage.
Many of her works depict the ice cream cones and stands that are a familiar sight in the town throughout the summer season, and aim to evoke a feeling of nostalgia for the traditional seaside attractions, treats and entertainment.
She said: “For me, ice creams are a symbol of the British holiday and of the seduction of advertising, which is a key theme in my work. All the ice creams I paint I have eaten and enjoyed, except the plastic ones!”
Her tasty work is among pieces from 14 females artists that has gone on display in the Chelsea Art Gallery.
This is Women’s Work aims to show the varied subjects and mediums used by female artists today and includes linocuts of London’s landmarks and drawings of farm animals.
Art dealer Roger Baresel, who runs the gallery, said: “Women artists have been at the back of the shop too long. Taking the lid off women’s painting has released a tidal wave of creativity, and revealed some highly collectable artists.”
This is Women’s Work is on show now at the gallery at 118 Pavillion Road, Sloane Square until December 23. The exhibition is open weekday afternoons, Saturdays 11am - 6pm and Sundays 11am - 4pm.