The Last One, Brancaster Gold Bee

Exhibition of art work by Elizabeth Martland De Alwis and Jill Nation

Mary's House,
Swan Street,
Friday 28th June to Thursday 4th July.

Open 10.00 am to 5.30 pm every day.
Closed from 2pm Monday 1st July and morning of Wednesday 3rd July.

Elizabeth M De Alwis has always been passionate about her art. Following her Illustration Degree at Brighton University she illustrated 3 children's books then trained to be an art teacher. She was soon appointed head of art at St Paul's Methodist College in The Bahamas where she was also a prolific and successful painter. After 10 years she returned to Suffolk, moving to Boxford 6 years ago.She continues to take inspiration from her surroundings but The Bahamas influenced her palette greatly, the hot colours of The Caribbean deeply etched in her mind.

Elizabeth is currently an art workshop co-ordinator and artist in residence for schools in Suffolk and Essex. Her most recent post was at Holbrook Academy where for one week she taught over 400 pupils an Illustration workshop. She has exhibited her work successfully for 25 years, including at Gainsborough's House, Smiths Row Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, Greece, France and The Bahamas. Mediums she uses include oil paint on board, pen and ink, pencil, watercolour and lithography.

This exhibition will predominantly feature Elizabeth's oil paintings. She will be showing around 15 - 20 pieces of work.

Jill Nation uses mixed media. Her subject ranges from the delicate drawn detail in a wrought iron balcony in Corfu, where she once lived, to a variety of decorative pieces.

Jill has lived in Boxford for over 30 years. She will be exhibiting around 15 pieces.