Four Rutland artists have come together for an exhibition at The Victoria Hall, Oakham for the first two weeks of November

Rutland artistsGillian Durno, Deborah James, Vilma Nyss and Lorna Grace Vibert have exhibited together before as part of a larger group showing at Oakham’s Catmose Gallery in February. “We thought it would be a good idea to show where more people will be aware of the exhibition, and the Victoria Hall is in an excellent location for this,” said Lorna.

The exhibi t ion wi l l consist of a creat ive and inspirational mix of paintings and jewellery, and will run from 1st to 14th November 2010. Opening hours are 10 till 4 Monday to Saturday and 11-3pm on Sunday. Admission is free, and all work is for sale.

After working some twenty five years in HR, Vilma is now working with “paint” rather than “people” – both challenging. Working primarily in acrylic, and inspired by the use of many different materials and techniques, she creates work which is representational and contemporary in style. Her experimental approach to her work has involved techniques such as collagraphy, monoprinting, etc.

Deborah’s background is one where she undertook intricate hand drawn typesetting and calligraphy. In addition to her calligraphic pieces, she now works mostly in watercolour and acrylics, producing vibrant, loose and impressionistic work focussing mainly on atmospheric landscapes, seascapes, foliage and flowers.

Gillian’s interest in Art stems from her Primary Teaching Degree where art featured as her specialist subject. She takes particular inspiration from her walled cottage garden in Ketton.

Gillian works in mixed media and concentrates on still life subjects, abstract floral and landscapes.

Rutland artistsInvolved in computers/market research, Lorna finds the time to travel – and takes inspiration from the colours and sights she sees. Her recent work shows the influence of the steampunk movement and uses both new and vintage materials including the intricate combination of copper, shell, wire, fibre, bead, watch parts etc.

This exhibition is an eclectic mixture of very different eye-catching work which hopefully will bring as much pleasure to those who view as it does to those who created the pieces.

All artists have already successfully exhibited and are willing to undertake commissions.