New art with ancient echoes at Museum in the Park

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New art with ancient echoes at Museum in the Park

The Museum in the Park is delighted to welcome artist Rosalind Sharples to show an exhibition of her paintings this June. Her work combines the ancient and the modern and is created using the centuries old art of egg tempera painting, but in a totally new and expressive way.

As part of the site08 visual arts festival, 'Semi-permeable: An exhibition of Egg Tempera Paintings' runs from 1st to 29th June 2008. The delightful and uplifting images on display are full of beautiful subtle colours and promise a refreshing, colourful and inspiring experience.

A poet as well as a painter, Rosalind turned to tempera after suddenly developing a severe allergic reaction to oil paints. "It took a year of making mud and trying to use the medium as an oil painter would, before I found my way in to this delightful paint" said the artist. "As I chose to explore the medium in a new way rather than to accept the rules of the technique, there were some disastrous results along the way .... once just before an exhibition, the whole image started to crack and fall off!"

Based in Wales, Rosalind's work is strongly influenced by the Welsh landscape, by the erosion of the wind and the sea on the coast and the fickle weather.

To complement the exhibition, Rosalind is offering a special day workshop for adults on 5th June 2008. Participants can prepare their own paints and create their own small tempera painting. Cost £45.00 - call 01453 763394 to book.

Exhibition opening times will vary, call 01453 763394 for details. The Museum is open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm and admission is free.

Posted : 23/05/2008 21:53:37

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