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‘The Usual View’ painted in an unusual way

Press release   •   Jan 09, 2014 15:19 GMT

A local woman who has competitively sailed the seven seas is exhibiting her paintings at Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre until Sunday 9 February.

The exhibition called ‘The Usual View` is by the well-travelled, local artist Fiona Armer. The astonishing feat of sailing around the world has inspired her work, she said: “It took a round the world yacht race for me to find the courage to start painting and exhibiting my work!”

Her unusual technique of using a knife instead of a brush leads to a very free and textured style, which has meant that three of her sailing action paintings have been shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society of Marine Artists Open Exhibition.

Fiona has a studio at the historic Wainsgate Chapel, high on the edge of the moors above Hebden Bridge. She has a love of the outdoors, freedom and adventure which she tries to encapsulate in each of her paintings.

For more information on opening times and other queries please contact Karen Clewer on 01706 373421. 


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