"To Frame or Not to Frame"

30 August - 19 September 2021, 10:00 - 16:00, Tuesday - Sunday, closed Mondays except for Bank Holidays

Mixed media paintings by Margaret Rodwell

Thirty-three years ago Margaret Rodwell took a walk in her lunch break from teaching Home Economics at Elmslie Girls' School on Whitegate Drive, and passed a sign advertising Blackpool Art Society's summer exhibition in Wilkinson Avenue. Interested and with ten minutes to spare, she popped inside and bought a folio watercolour painting by local artist, Clarice Kay. Margaret had the painting framed and during that summer holiday she was so pleased with her purchase that she was inspired to think about starting to paint watercolours herself as a hobby, despite the fact that she had no idea how to start.

As a result of many adult education evening classes and art holidays over the years, she has developed her own style, but she still has the desire to develop further. She has a passion for colour mixing and painting on a variety of surfaces, such as on sandpaper with pastels and mixing mediums together.

Margaret is a member of Lytham St Annes and Blackpool Art Societies. She has had several solo exhibitions here at the Heritage Centre in Lytham, and was very pleased to be invited to exhibit here again this year. She has had solo exhibitions at the Williamson Gallery in Lancaster and at the Arts Centre in Garstang, and received several commendations and prizes for her work over recent years.

Her first two paintings done at night school thirty-three years ago are on display in one of the cabinets. If you feel like starting to paint yourself, then her advice is the same given to her all those years ago: keep the first two and label them so that you can see your progress.

Margaret hopes that you will gain as much pleasure from looking at this exhibition of her paintings as she has had in doing them. As you will see, the framing / unframing aspect has been part of this latest development, hence the title.

Exhibition poster

Exhibitions Calendar

30th August 2021, 10:00 AM through  4:00 PM
Lytham Heritage Centre
2 Henry St
Lytham, LAN FY8 5LE
United Kingdom
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