|Siena by David Prynn|
The exhibition is being staged on each of the four days of the long bank holiday weekend and contains over 200 pictures by over 60 different artists. I visited on the opening Saturday.
As you go in the main doors of the Lansdowne, go forward to nearly level with the Reception desk and then turn right. Carry straight along to the end of the corridor and the exhibition is right in front of you.
There are two rooms full of art, each with freestanding screens along the centre displaying framed and numbered paintings, and other unframed works on tables around the outside. I was offered a brochure in return for a small donation to Queen Alexandra Cottage Homes, the Society's nominated charity for 2012. The brochure lists the title of each numbered picture, with the artist's name, the medium used and the price. They are mostly paintings in oils, acrylic, pastels or watercolour and cover a wide range of subjects. There also a few mixed media offerings such as Star Of The East by Elizabeth Jenks, an Eastern styled city skyline dominated by a gold and white collaged sun.
|Eastbourne Promenade at Dusk by Paul Liddiard|
I dragged Dave back to see one painting that I just knew I had to have, Eastbourne Promenade At Dusk by Paul Liddiard. This is a miniature acrylic painting looking through pampas grass towards the Bandstand. Fortunately he liked it too and that red dot means it is going to be mine! While I was paying my deposit, Dave also found his 'stand-out' painting so we will have one each - which is nice! Siena by David Prynn is a watercolour of a piazza in the city with the people outlined in pen which gives an stylized effect.
Lansdowne Hotel, Sat 2nd - Tues 5th June, 10:00-18:00.
Free admission, donation for catalogue.
Paintings can be purchased with a deposit and collected with full payment, on the Tuesday afternoon.