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Village Art & Literature

Colour and vibrancy

Posted on July 29 2019 at 12:51:36 0 comments


Village art exhibition features local scenes plus portraits and seascapes in oils.

An exhibition featuring oil paintings of Alvechurch and the surrounding area comes to Alvechurch Village Hall in September.

Artist Colette O’Brien was born in London and lived in Ireland for many years where she became one of the country’s best-known artists.

Working predominantly in oils and sculptures, she is also recognised as a leading mosaicist with exhibits on permanent and public display in County Kilkenny and County Waterford.

Colour and vibrancy are the key elements to Colette’s work. While visiting friends in Alvechurch she was attracted by the colours and contours of the local panorama and has produced a number of landscapes.

These will be on display at the exhibition, together with portraits and seascapes from Colette’s travels in Spain and Ireland.

Her technique in oils involves two distinct stages. The first is the spontaneous creation of a dark base which is then wiped with a dry cloth to produce shapes and highlights, followed by the second stage of meticulous focus on the finest detail.

The objective is to incorporate many different styles and mediums, occasionally transcending from the traditional to the abstract with the ethos that nearly every material or object can depict something beautiful so that the observer is left with an enduring but individual impression.

The exhibition is open during the afternoons of September 13–15, with the works available for purchase.

More of Colette’s art can be viewed at, while original oil paintings can also be commissioned and mosaic workshops booked on 07440 699964 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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