Posted on 11th February 2019 at 19:41 by LCBC News in LCBC News Blog
More than a hundred visitors were welcomed into the Church hall for the third Spectrum Art Exhibition on Saturday 9th February 2019.
Members of the two monthly (intermediate and advanced) Spectrum groups had created over 200 art works which were on display. The groups are led by Gill Esam, supported by a team of volunteers and the occasional guest tutor. Members of the advanced class are also being encouraged to lead sessions themselves.
Spectrum usually focuses on outdoor subjects, mainly working in watercolour, but the exhibition also included successful experiments in gouache, mixed media collage, the use of masking fluid and an indoor study titled ‘the snug’.
Pastor Neil Turton gave a short welcome address, speaking about how God created us as individuals with gifts and talents and our own creativity, demonstrated in the variety of paintings created around a particular subject each month at Spectrum, each one giving a different perspective.
From detailed, close-up images of flowers in bud and birds in flight to lighthouses in front of stormy skies; wistful, misty agricultural landscapes; interpretations of a brightly coloured harbour scene and pictures of waterfalls, showing that it can be as much about the areas where you choose not to paint as what you do include, the collection was an impressive array from natural settings to the built environment.
One section showed the results of an excursion to Waterperry Gardens, each painter selecting the scene they wanted to capture.
This friendly group with over 30 members meet monthly on Wednesdays, with all equipment provided, so if you would like to join them please do get in touch. You can find more information here.