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Valerie Armstrong: ART IN THE TIME OF COVID 19

Notes from the studio from Artworks’ Valerie Armstrong:

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DISCONNECTION, acrylic on canvas, 70 cm x 100 cm

It is 12th May 2020. We have now been in home lockdown for nearly two months. I am over 70 years old and though normally healthy, I do suffer from very nasty bouts of bronchitis, so I know I must do everything I can to avoid contracting this destructive disease.

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THE SILENT VISITOR (detail), acrylic on canvas, 60 cm x 30 cm

I now live alone, but despite that I am one of the lucky ones: I have a beautiful garden and studio at home. The weather has been sparkling and so far, I have painted my way through the solitude. During this time my paintings have changed, they have become larger, freer and bolder as I think to myself:

I have nothing to lose, now is the time to express all that I am feeling: the sadness, the fear, the loneliness, the anger, the calm.

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THE MEMORY TREE, acrylic on cradled board, 45 cm x 45 cm

I have painted my Covid ‘monster’: my garden which calms and soothes; my tree of memories and my feelings of fear and confusion regarding the present situation.

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THE WILD GARDEN OF CHILDHOOD, acrylic on canvas, 70 cm x 100 cm

It is an intense time in my studio. These are the paintings I have completed during the past two months.

Valerie Armstrong

www.valeriearmstrong.com

SMALL WORKS Exhibition, Artspace Woodbridge: Jazz Green, Elaine Nason & Colin Slee

SMALL WORKS, an exhibition of paintings, prints and sculptures by fifteen artists from The Suffolk Group.

This art exhibition includes work by Artworks’ members Jazz Green, Elaine Nason & Colin Slee.

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The SMALL WORKS art exhibition opens today, Friday 18 October 2019, at Artspace Woodbridge, open daily 10am to 5pm (including Sunday) for one week only to Wednesday 23 October 2019.

Tomorrow, Saturday 19 October 2019 between 11am and 1pm, there will be an informal ‘Meet the artists’ event. You are welcome to join us on Saturday, or visit any time on Saturday or during the following four days, up to & including Wednesday 23 October 2019, 10am to 5pm.

The Suffolk Group was established in 1990, with its 1st Annual Exhibition at Buckenham House Gallery in Southwold, opened by the Suffolk author, Ronald Blythe. The Suffolk Group Annual Exhibition is now held each May at The Peter Pears Gallery in Aldeburgh.

Artspace Woodbridge is a contemporary light-filled art gallery with large double windows facing the pedestrianised thoroughfare. The exhibiting artists are excited to be bringing their work to a new art venue in Suffolk.

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Artspace, Woodbridge

SMALL WORKS: Fifteen artists from The Suffolk Group
18 – 23 October 2019
Artspace Woodbridge
64 Thoroughfare
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 1AL

SMALL WORKS is open daily 10am to 5pm (including Sunday) from Friday 18 October 2019 to Wednesday 23 October 2019. All work is for sale.

Artspace Woodbridge https://www.artw.co.uk
The Suffolk Group https://thesuffolkgroup.co.uk/home.php

Walberswick Exhibition : Art with a Sea View

SUMMER ART EXHIBITION: PAINTINGS, PRINTS & COLLAGES

Artworks artists Anne Paton and Jazz Green are exhibiting paintings and prints with Frank Beanland, Miles Fairhurst and Julie Noad in a pop-up art exhibition in Walberswick over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday 26 August & Monday 27 August 2018.

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On show will be colourful abstracts on paper and canvas, landscapes in oil and acrylic, mixed media collages, drawings and silkscreen prints. All work is for sale.

Walberswick is a village on the Suffolk coast, a popular destination for tourists and a creative retreat for generations of artists, including resident Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1914-1915 (read more).

SUMMER ART EXHIBITION: PAINTINGS, PRINTS & COLLAGES
Sunday 26 August and Monday 27 August 2018
Walberswick Village Hall
WALBERSWICK
Suffolk
IP18 6TZ

Exhibition from 10am to 6pm on Sunday and Monday. Pay & Display car parking nearby at the boatyard or dunes car park.

Directions: Follow road signs to Walberswick from Blythburgh on the A12. The Village Hall is centrally located opposite the village green, next to the access road to the beach car park. Entry to the exhibition is free.

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The boatyard at Walberswick