Highway artists exhibit at mall

2017-11-21 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedArtists with their work (from left) Veronica Barker, Geoff Price, Carrol Evans and Carina Weineck.

PHOTO: suppliedArtists with their work (from left) Veronica Barker, Geoff Price, Carrol Evans and Carina Weineck.

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UPPER Highway artists, Veronica Barker, Geoff Price, Carrol Evans and Carina Weineck, will be participating in the annual Highway Art Group Exhibition on the upper level of Watercrest Mall from November 22 to 26 to raise funds for the mall’s Angel Tree project.

The project provides Christmas presents and sweets, etc, for orphans in the area. A total of 141 paintings will be exhibited, in all mediums, and 36 artists will participate. All the paintings are for sale.

Barker said her painting is mostly of her life in Malawi, where she lived, developed farms and raised four children.

“The painting I have on show at the Watercrest­ exhibition, is called ‘Mother’s plea’. It is of a young mother, who came to me for help for her sick baby when we lived in the village.”

Price says he got into the artist world after retiring from a career in architecture, town planning and research into town and transport planning.

“The idea of continuing as a consultant after retiring was unsuccessful and my wife encouraged me to do what I had always wanted to do, that is draw and paint. That was 25 years ago,” he said.

For Evans drawing has always been very important to her. “My favourite medium is pencil, but I love working in watercolour, acrylic, pastels, pen and oils and have also worked in Batik, which I mount in front of light, which helps me break from details to play with vibrant colours. I also love photo-graphy.

“My subject matter are portraits and people, trees and animals, and a strange fascination for water and the effects of light.”

Weineck said painting is a hobby.

“I have training in textile design and worked as a textile designer before having children, since then I has been painting for 10 years in oils as a hobby.”

The artists encouraged the community to attend the exhibition and assist them in spreading joy this festive season.

For more information, contact Irma on 031 266 2468 or 082 338 8876.

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