Artist's show of blooming colours to boost church charity
Northleach-based artist Katie Williams brings ‘Blooming Colours’ – a stunning exhibition of her work inspired by plants - to the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, from March 11.
The main body of work comes from Katie’s year-long seasonal study of plants and flowers and includes paintings never shown before.
The exhibition also features black and white work inspired by carvings on Roman and medieval objects, which are held among the thousands of items at the Museum’s reserve store in Northleach.
All items at the exhibition, which runs until March 26, will be available to buy.
Katie has exhibited her work throughout the country. Her last and first exhibition in Gloucestershire was with the well-known artist Chris Fothergill at Fothergill Gallery, Northleach.
Katie moved to Northleach with her family from Steyning, West Sussex, two and a half years ago. She has become much involved in local life and will be donating a percentage of sales from Blooming Colours to the town’s St Peter & St Paul Church fund-raising venture.
The church suffered a masonry fall in 2004, when it was discovered that there was extensive damage to the high-level clerestory windows. The building’s 70-year-old heating system needs to be replaced to improve the ‘climate’ within the church and prevent further damage. The chancel roof also needs to be re-tiled within the next two years.
The Museum’s Collections Officer Judy Mills said: “Blooming Colours is a stunning exhibition of particular interest to anyone who loves plants and flowers. Colour is a particularly important element in Katie’s work, and is a vital tool in conveying her thoughts and feelings in the subjects she paints.”
The Corinium Museum is open Mon-Sat 10.00am-5.00pm and Sundays 2.00pm-5.00pm. Entrance to the exhibition is included in the admission price to the Museum or pay £1 to view the exhibition only.