Marian Armitage, will be exhibiting her work at the Morningside Art Gallery at the Barbados Community College on the 2nd and 3rd of August (Saturday and Sunday) from 4.00 – 7.00 P.M.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see some outstanding pictures. The artist was born and educated in the Caribbean, and first became aware of a talent for drawing and painting at primary school. Academic and career pursuits in early adult life took precedence over art, and and remained so until about eight years ago when time and opportunity came together and allowed her to rediscover her skill. She explored various media including acrylic and pastel, always returning to the medium that for her has held great fascination since childhood – watercolour.

This summer’s exhibition is an exploration of the versatility of watercolour and acrylic paints through studies of portraiture, still-life and landscapes, all with a distinctly Bajan flavour. The paintings capture everyday scenes and features familiar even to the casual observer, and for some viewers they may also bring to mind those early childhood years of freedom from care in the midst of challenging social conditions. Each subject is treated with sensitivity and subtlety to create a calm and peaceful scene with which the viewer can engage.

The artist now lives in the English Midlands where she rediscovered art and developed her unique style of painting. She continues to exhibit and sell her paintings in Britain.

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